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Publication Number: 40047726

August 2021

55th Annual Herdsire Edition


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Canadian Design Canadian Made Thank you to Footprint Farms for purchasing this proven herdsire

Senior Herdsire El Paso

Watch for his influence in our annual Piece of the Program Sale, December 15th

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Bred and Developed for Progressive Cattlemen

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– The Power Source – POWERFUL SONS OF THESE HIGH PERFORMING SIRES WILL BE FEATURED IN OUR 12TH ANNUAL BULL SALE!

TR CAG CARBON COPY 7630E ET

ELDER’S EMPEROR 8021F

RBM TR Rhinestone Z38 x M&M Raptor 8122 Pld 2019 US National Champion & 2020 Denver Grand Champion

Elder’s Blackjack 788B x Grant’s Playboy 3X Powerful bull that was the 2nd High Seller in our 2019 bull sale to Palmer Charolais

ELDER’S VEXOUR 8042F

ELDER’S PLATINUM 906G

WCR Commissioner 593P x Elder’s Blackjack 788B Homo Polled high seller in our 2019 sale to Palmer Charolais

WCR Commissioner 593P x Grant’s Playboy 3X Homo Polled, High Selling maternal brother to Elder’s Emperor sold in our 2020 sale to Turnbull Charolais

CML RAINDANCE 996G

JWX DOWNHOME 6D

LT Patriot 4004 Pld x Merit Vintage 4065P High selling bull in Canada in 2019 owned by McLeod Livestock & White Lake

Silverstream Evolution x M6 Grid Maker Powerful meat machine

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Ron & Donna Elder 306.267.4986 C 306.267.7693 • relder@sasktel.net Mike & Judy Elder C 306.267.7730 Box 37, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 @ElderElderly www.eldercharolais.com 5


Velon & Leah Herback C 306.567.7033 Hunter Herback C 306.561.8118 l.herback@sasktel.net Box 17, Bladworth, SK S0G 0J0

www.palmercharolais.com

VEXOUR VEXOUR 8042F • HOMO POLLED

WCR Commissioner 593 P X Elder’s Blackjack 788B Low BW EPD, Top 10% WW His First Calf Crop On Offer Eight Sons, averaged over $10,000.

THANK YOU to Coyote Flats Charolais for purchasing possession of Vexour.

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Look for an exciting set of bulls on offer from these sires, which will be featured in the 11TH ANNUAL BULL SALE IN 2022!

EMPEROR EMPEROR 8021F • HOMO POLLED

Elder’s Blackjack 788B x Grant’s Playboy 3X Top 3% YW His calves are built with the commercial cattlemen in mind.

DUTY-FREE CTP DUTY-FREE 358D • HOMO POLLED

Pleasant Dawn MVP 316Y x Pleasant Dawn Maximum 138X Top 1% in WW & YW In the past three years, 52 sons have averaged over $12,000, going to 27 purebred herds.

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POINTS TO PONDER

From the Field Helge By

I am writing this in the middle of July, and many areas of western Canada are experiencing severe drought conditions not seen this widespread since 2002. I know many cattle producers are getting creative to get feed stuff gathered for the upcoming winter, and hopefully some rain comes to stretch out the pastures this fall and replenish the water table and dugouts. There are some cows hitting the market already and I know we will see a record number of mature bulls go to town this fall. Historically, in situations like this, we have seen producers sell some of their mature bulls, at a younger age than they may like, to save the feed bill. They will replace them next spring with some younger ones. We have also seen purebred producers cull harder and replace those females with fewer, higher quality ones. It takes the same amount of feed to feed a good one, versus an average one. As I am sure you are aware, there are several fall shows across the country that have been cancelled for this year, but there are still some going full steam ahead. The latest federal announcements of borders opening to international visitors is great news. I suspect we will see many coming this fall, as they are anxious to travel after the past restrictions are lifted and, hopefully, are not put back in place. Be sure to check out the Charolais-

Charbray International virtual show at www.charolaisinternational.com. This event was initiated to promote the marketing of Charolais genetics around the world with the cancelling of the World Congress in 2020 and the World Technical Conference in 2021. There will be people’s choice judging of the cattle from around the world, so even if you are not submitting entries, you can view and participate. Also, a reminder that in July 2022, the World Congress will be in the United Kingdom with stops in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It should be a great time.

Survey Results

In the June issue of the American Angus Journal, I found some interesting stuff written by Julie Mais, the editor. She was sharing some data from market research that was recently conducted by the Angus Journal to help Angus breeders better understand target audiences and how those potential customers consume information and shop for Angus genetics. This is a U.S. survey of Angus enthusiasts, but I am sure that it would be remarkably similar in our breed here. When it comes to purchasing what elements are most important to registered Angus breeders: 63% of Angus breeder respondents said “value.” When they make a purchase, they want the best value for the dollar spent. Next is brand – More than 50% make purchasing decisions based on trust in a breeder’s brand and reliability. Customer service also

influences purchasing decisions, with more than 45% responding that customer service affects purchasing behavior. These items are key in recruiting customers, who will remain loyal to your program.

Reach them where they are

The next question to consider is where are Angus breeders looking for information? According to the survey, print remains strong with digital consumption supplementing print media – 94% of Angus breeders get their beef industry news and information from print publications, followed by websites and in person meetings and events. When asked about reading the Angus Journal, 45% responded that half of their time is spent reading advertisements. While print is still king to reach potential Angus customers, social media and digital play a key role. Of the 60% of Angus breeders using social media, the majority are on Facebook. What we can conclude from this is an integrated marketing plan, utilizing print and digital together, is the most powerful way to reach potential customers with your message. Take some time to look at your market and develop a plan for the next year, on what best suits your needs. Charolais Banner, Charolais Connection, website, and e-blasts are all proven marketing tools. Give us a call if you would like some ideas to help formulate and implement a plan. Until next time, Helge

You can now check out individual animal’s performance data, index and ranking on Animal Search at www.charolais.com. It’s great for researching genetic potential for your herd.

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CE 5.5 BW -.7 WW 51 YW 111

Magico

M 27 TM 53

MAIN MAGICO LANZO 36D • Homozygous Polled Calving Ease, Performance & Maternal CE 9.6

Watch for the get and service of these in the No Borders sale this fall and our 20th Annual Bull Sale, March 19th, 2022, at the farm

BW -1.4 WW 55 YW 106

Full Moon

M 27 TM 55

TURNBULL’S FULL MOON 655F • Homozygous Polled • Curve bending numbers CE 9.6BW -1.4

CE 4.1 BW -1.1 WW 44 YW 87

Connection

M 31 TM 54

PLEASANTDAWN CONNECTION 195G

• Homozygous Polled • Calving Ease & Maternal CE 4.1

CE 7 BW -1.2 WW 61 YW 124

Chisum

M 23 YW 54

PLEASANT DAWN CHISUM 216A

• Heterozygous Polled • Highly proven curve bender

Plus

Trent & Ashley Hatch • 204-721-3078 Oak Lake, MB R0M 1P0 trent.hatch@gmail.com • www.pleasantdawn.com

Visitors are always welcome to view the herd

PLEASANTDAWN SERENITY 507G TRI-N CAPTAIN MORGAN 340A CCC WC RESOURCE 417 P LT AFFINITY 6221 PLD

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DES POINTS À RÉFLÉCHIR

Dans nos champs

Helge By

J’écris ceci à la mi-juillet, et de nombreuses régions de l’ouest Canadien connaissent des conditions de sécheresse sévères qui n’avaient pas été aussi répandues depuis 2002. Je sais que de nombreux éleveurs font preuve de créativité pour rassembler les fourrages et grains nécessaires pour l’hiver à venir et, espérons-le, de la pluie pour étirer les pâturages cet automne et reconstituer la nappe phréatique et les mares-réservoirs. Il y a déjà des vaches sur le marché et je sais que nous verrons un nombre record de taureaux matures offert cet automne. Historiquement, dans des situations comme celles-ci, nous avons vu des producteurs vendre certains de leurs taureaux matures, à un âge plus jeune qu’ils le souhaitent, pour économiser la facture alimentaire. Ils les remplaceront au printemps prochain par des plus jeunes. Nous avons également vu des producteurs de race pure trier plus durement et réduisent leurs femelles par des femelles en moins grand nombre et de meilleure qualité. Il faut la même quantité de fourrage et de grains pour nourrir une bonne tête comme une moins bonne. Comme vous le savez sûrement, plusieurs expositions d’automne à travers le pays ont été annulés cette année, mais il y en a encore qui avancent à plein rythme. Les dernières annonces fédérales concernant l’ouverture des frontières aux visiteurs internationaux sont d’excellentes nouvelles. Je soupçonne que nous en verrons beaucoup venir cet automne, car ils sont impatients de voyager après la levée des restrictions passées et, espérons-le, qui ne sont pas remises en place.

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Ne manquez pas le salon virtuel Charolais-Charbray International sur www.charolaisinternational. com. Cet événement a été initié pour promouvoir la commercialisation de la génétique charolaise dans le monde conséquemment avec l’annulation du Congrès mondial en 2020 et de la Conférence technique mondiale en 2021. Il y aura le choix du public pour juger les bovins du monde entier, donc même si vous ne soumettez pas d’entrées, vous pouvez visionner l’événement et y participer. Je vous rappelle que le congrès mondial se déroulera en juillet 2022 au RoyaumeUni, en passant par l’Angleterre, le pays de Galles, en Écosse et dans l’Irlande du Nord. On aura du plaisir.

Résultats du sondage

Dans le numéro de juin de l’American Angus Journal, j’ai trouvé des choses intéressantes écrites par Julie Mais, la rédactrice en chef. Elle partageait des données d’une étude de marché récemment menée par le Angus Journal pour aider les éleveurs Angus à mieux comprendre les publics cibles et la façon dont ces clients potentiels consomment des informations et achètent la génétique Angus. Il s’agit d’une enquête américaine sur les passionnés d’Angus, mais je suis sûr que ce serait remarquablement similaire avec notre race ici. Lorsqu’il s’agit d’acheter, quels éléments sont les plus importants pour les éleveurs Angus enregistrés? 63% des éleveurs Angus interrogés ont déclaré « la valeur ». Lorsqu’ils font un achat, ils veulent le meilleur rapport qualité-prix. Vient ensuite la marque; plus de 50% prennent des décisions d’achats basées sur la confiance dans la marque et la fiabilité d’un éleveur. Le service à la clientèle influence également la

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décisions d’achat avec plus de 45% d’entre eux répondant que le service à la clientèle affecte le comportement d’achat. Ces éléments sont essentiels pour recruter des clients, qui resteront fidèles à votre programme. Prenez le temps de rejoindre vos clients. La prochaine question à considérer est où les éleveurs Angus recherchent-ils des informations? Selon l’enquête, l’imprimé reste fort avec la consommation numérique complétant les médias imprimés; 94% des éleveurs Angus obtiennent leurs nouvelles et informations sur l’industrie bovine à partir de publications imprimées, suivi de sites Web et de réunions et d’événements en personne. Interrogés sur la lecture du Angus Journal, 45 % ont répondu que la moitié de leur temps était consacrée à la lecture de publicités. Alors que l’imprimé est toujours roi pour atteindre les clients potentiels Angus, les médias sociaux et le numérique jouent un rôle clé. Sur les 60% des éleveurs Angus utilisant les réseaux sociaux, la majorité le font à partir de Facebook. Ce que nous pouvons en conclure, c’est qu’un plan marketing intégré, utilisant une combinaison d’imprimé et le numérique, est le moyen le plus puissant d’atteindre des clients potentiels avec votre message. Prenez le temps d’examiner votre marché et d’élaborer un plan pour l’année prochaine, sur ce qui convient le mieux à vos besoins. Charolais Banner, Charolais Connection, le site Web et les e-blasts sont tous des outils de marketing qui ont fait leurs preuves. Appelez-nous si vous souhaitez des idées pour vous aider à formuler et mettre un plan en oeuvre. Jusqu’à la prochaine fois, Helge


Estrada–Doing It All

JSR ESTRADA 52E – HOMO POLLED Pleasant Dawn Chisum x LT Ledger • Top 1% for WW & YW EPD and still has Calving Ease In our bull sale last fall, his first 8 sons sold to average over $11,500

A sample of his first daughters in production Nice uddered, great milking and look at the job she is doing as a two-year old

There will be a good selection of Estrada sons in our 17th Annual Bull Sale, Friday, December 10th. Steve & Darilyn Quinton Cardston, AB 403-653-7228 stevequinton@hotmail.com

www.char-maineranching.com

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MANAGEMENT

Mentors Matter B. Lynn Gordon

My Dad was born during the Great Depression. Money was scarce, and his parents were worried about raising crops to sell or feed, to their livestock. Work in those days was done by all the family members, no matter what the age. The extra hands were always needed. As a result, Dad only attended school until 10th Grade. He was like many in his generation. Thus, much of Dad’s knowledge came from outside of school. He learned through practical hands-on experience watching and studying others in agriculture. He was always eager to learn, and in a time when computers did not exist, it was amazing to me how much knowledge and information he was able to gain. He took it upon himself to ask questions, aware the answers he heard may apply to his situation and be a step in the direction of reaching his goal of being a leading seedstock producer. He took it upon himself to seek out mentors. My Dad had a long list of cattlemen and farmers who were willing mentors. He referred to these individuals as “Master Farmers” or “Master Breeders.” He had great admiration for these agriculturalists and was always grateful to them, aware that his success stemmed from these individuals’ willingness to share their time and talents with “a young farm kid from Manitoba.”

Value of Mentors

Mentors are so valuable. They serve as role models, sounding boards, provide advice and guidance. They can cheer you on or act as a devil’s advocate. They are objective, teach new skills, help you develop confidence, and challenge you to grow and develop in your career or business. Mentor relationships can be informal and unstructured like many

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of the relationships my Dad had with fellow cattlemen. However, some mentorships can be formal, where actionable goals are set and defined, such as mentorship programs between young cattlemen’s organizations and senior association members.

Identifying a Mentor

Where should you begin? Create a list of five to ten people you admire with whom you have a connection. For example, a fellow member of your cattlemen’s organization or breed association. What do you admire most about their experience and expertise? Do you want to learn about their ability to market bulls to commercial cattlemen or how they incorporated rotational grazing into their program to cut feed costs? Not all your mentors have to represent a specific topic area. For example, my Dad selected masters in different areas such as genetics, nutrition, and fitting and showing cattle, to name a few. Each of these mentors will help you develop different skill sets to a greater extent. Mentors might be a trusted friend, a colleague, a fellow cattleman, or your banker. Select individuals not only with great abilities and knowledge but someone you feel comfortable communicating with. The connection is the key. Your goal in selecting a mentor is to learn and benefit from someone else’s expertise on a particular subject or learn about a process or procedure. Mentoring relationships are often long-term. They are not one short conversation. They involve discussing, practicing, evaluating, and re-trying processes or researching information. Be considerate of your mentor’s time by being focused and prepared during discussions. It might seem logical that one of your mentors is your supervisor, manager, or boss. You will undoubtedly learn from them but choosing a supervisor as your mentor can make it difficult for them to have an objective view. Charolais Banner • August 2021

Becoming a Mentor

There are also many benefits to being a mentor. The opportunity to expand your viewpoints as you learn new ideas and insight from someone of a different generation or different experience trajectory. Mentors also can strengthen their skills. They can enhance their leadership and communication skills. The most essential service of a mentor is the reassurance you provide value to another individual allowing them to reach their goals. Mentoring can bring you great pride. In my Dad’s time, choosing a mentor meant selecting someone he could visit with face-to-face or by making a phone call. Times have changed. One of my nephews, who participated in a formalized mentoring program developed by a cattlemen’s association, selected a mentor who lived 750 miles away. My nephew was seeking an expert on the topic of grazing, and because of technology, this was possible without having geographical boundaries. E-mentoring allows for virtual faceto-face relationships to be developed through regular communication utilizing social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Coaching is a new buzzword. However, it’s important to understand the difference between coaching and mentoring. Coaching focuses on the here-and-now problems, whereas mentoring focuses on the future and develops broader skills, knowledge, and experiences. Keep in mind, whether you are seeking out a mentor or will serve as a mentee, the most productive mentoring relationship occurs when it works for both parties involved. Editor’s Note: The author’s dad was Bob Gordon, Kinnaber Cattle Co., Souris, Manitoba, Canada. B. Lynn Gordon, Leader Consulting, LLC, Grand Island, Neb. lynn@leaderconsulting.biz www.leaderconsulting.biz


The Genetics of Our 2022 Offerings

Elder’s Hernandez 17E • Homo Polled

Keys Jaxson 151B x Grant’s Playboy 3X CE 4.3 BW 1.3 WW 57 YW 97 M 19 TM 48 Powerful set of calves

HVA Fortune 5F • Homo Polled Turnbulls Duty-Free 358D x HTA Vegas 134Y CE 8.6 BW -.4 WW 55 YW 105 M 16 TM 43 Producing style with performance

Elder’s Platinum 906G • Homo Polled WCR Commissioner 593 P x Grant’s Playboy 3X CE 9.6 BW .3 WW 55 YW 108 M 18 TM 46 Combining calving ease with thickness

C2 Pharoah 79F • Homo Polled C2 Carlos 33C x Elder’s Armageddon 148A CE 7.1 BW -3 WW 47 YW 93 M 22 TM 45 Calving ease, shape and hair

Steppler Magnum 99G • Homo Polled

Pro-Char Winchester 6D x Steppler Jacksonville 335Z CE 7 BW 0 WW 44 YW 94 M 29 TM 51 Exceptional calving ease

Curtis & Nanette Turnbull & family Pincher Creek, Alberta 403-627-4535 C 403-627-6951 turnbullcharolais@platinum.ca

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TRI-N CHAROLAIS FARMS

“THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD” FEMALE SALE

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2021

SALE BEGINS AT 1:00 PM ON THE FARM, LENORE, MANITOBA

Majority of the cows will carry service to SCX Jehu 233E!

Featuring Over

100 HEAD

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Entire bred heifer pen! Entire two year old pen! Select group of donor quality three-eight year old cows

Hand picked for you!

Jesse has decided to puchase Merv’s cows that are three and over in order to

carry on the tradition

DAMS/FUll SISTERS OF THE FOllOwING SEll: • • • • • •

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Tri-N Go North 2411H (Palmer/Bob) Tri-N Captain Morgan 340A (Tri-N) Tri-N Red Baron 765E (Tri-N) Tri-N Van Halen 48H (Semex) Tri-N Bono 2414H (Horseshoe E/Legacy) Tri-N Streveler 971G (Cliff Lee and Streveler Group)

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Offering • • • •

100 cows with 80 bull and heifer calves 35 bred heifers 30 long yearling bulls pregnant recips

terms oac, wintering available on bull calves

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AUGUST 2021 2019 2320 - 41st Avenue N.E., 2320 - 41 St NE Calgary, AB T2E 6W8 Calgary, AB T2E 6W8 T: (403) 250-9242 • F: (403) 291-9324 T 403.250.9242 • F 403.291.9324 www.charolais.com The 2019 newly elected Board of Save the Date Directors: The Canadian National Sale and President: Show will beCoronach, held at Canadian Mike Elder, SK Western Agribition, November 25 First Vice President: and 26, in Regina, Saskatchewan. Kasey Phillips, Waskatenau, AB Second Vice President: Shawn Rivers, MB OTHERAirey, CHAROLAIS SHOWS

Past President: THIS FALL INCLUDE: Darwin Rosso,Ag-Ex, Moose Jaw, SK •M  anitoba October 29, Brandon, Manitoba Directors: •F  armFair International, Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau, QC November 12, Edmonton, Roger Maloney, Indian River,Alberta ON Jim Olsen, Portage la Prairie, MB Lorne Lakusta, Andrew, AB Ryan Nesbitt, Nestleton, ON What’s Happening at the Rod McLeodCharolais , Cochrane, AB Canadian Association The CCA office staff have been busy SAVE THE DATE for the Canadian implementing and administering the National Show andThe SaleGPA November ongoing programs. program 1,is 2019 at theconducted; Royal Agricultural still being this program Winter Fair, Toronto, ON. allows all members free female 100K genomic tests on 10%SHOWS of the females OTHER CHAROLAIS THIS you enrolled in 2020. Please contact FALL INCLUDE: the office Boeuf, for more details and to get • Expo October 10-13, your DNA kits. Genomic testing is a Victoriaville, QC great way to improve the accuracy of • Manitoba Ag Ex, October 23-26, EPDs and you will have a chance to Brandon, MB participate in this program through FarmFair International, to• the end of 2021. The feed efficiency November 6-10, Edmonton, AB trials will be conducted at Lakeland • Canadian Agribition, College again Western this fall, this trial is Regina, SK for November replacement25-30, purebred females, 16

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person board meeting for those that felt comfortable and were able to attend. Half of the board was able to meet in Calgary with the other half joining virtually. The nominations Performance Data and election of directors were The Board of Directors, along done very differently this year, but with the Breed Improvement they were successful. The board of committee, made the decision to directors for 2021-2022 are: make the performance page live starting July 1st. Now when anyone • President Kasey Phillips, does a search on an animal on our Waskatenau, AB website, that animal’s performance • 1st Vice President Shawn Airey, date is available for viewing. This Rivers, MB includes all data that has been • 2nd Vice President Ryan Nesbitt, collected and submitted to the Nestleton, ON CCA registry system. The Board • Passed President Mike Elder, and Breed Improvement felt this Coronach, SK information would be very helpful • Darwin Rosso, Moose Jaw, SK when searching for new genetics for • Jeff Cavers, La Riviere, MB your operation. If you do not want • Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau, QC your performance data going public, • Lorne Lakusta, Andrew, AB you do have the option to change • Roger Maloney, Indian River, ON 2019 CCA Board of Directors, pictured left to right/2019 Conseil d'administration de your setting inFront your(L-R): account, • R1st od Vice-President, McLeod, Rocky View AB; l'ACC,privacy de gauche à droite: Kasey Phillips, Waskatenau, Mikeyour Elder,information Coronach, SK, will President; Shawn Airey, Rivers, MB,AB 2nd Vice-President; and remain County, Darwin Rosso, Moose Jaw, SK, Past President. Back (L-R): Craig Scott, General Manager; private. is one otherMB; addition BoardQC; and staffMaloney, would also Jim Olson,There Portage la Prairie, MathieutoPalerme,The Gatineau, Roger Indian River,page, ON. Missing: Rod McLeod, Cochrane,like AB; to Ryan Nesbitt, ON; the search any animal that has thank JimNestleton, Olson for his time Lorne Lakusta, Andrew, AB. been genomic tested will have a new and dedication on the board and Charolais enthusiasts from across cream and homemade sweets.with to the breed. In conjunction GEPD logo on their search page. Canada met in Moncton, NB for the Next, group travelled the the board meeting, theretowas also a Canadian Charolais Association’s Magnetic Hill Winery where we virtual Town Hall meeting held, and Annual General Meeting, held were educated on wine tasting andthe the board was very pleased with June 6, 2019. theresponse process and of wine making. That the interaction from evening after dinner, By Livestock organized the tour the membership. If we youwere were not able entertained by Honour Roll which included three herd tours, a to attend and have any questions, recipient andfree Recording Artist winery, Tidal Bore Rafting, please feel to call me any time. Jack McAffee. sightseeing and the Maritimes AGM News The Annual Report including all the Junior show. first Charolais and guestsreports In June withThe some ofstop the on the committeemembers reports, provincial tour was Downeast Charolais met forthe thefinancial 59th Annual restrictions in Alberta relaxing, the and reportGeneral can be found where we were treated to some Meeting on the morning of decision was made to have an inon the CCA website. excellent hospitality, cattle, ice Thursday, June 6th in Moncton, NB.

and intake date and final pricing has not been determined at this time, so please watch for updates on social media, our website and email.

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2020 Gold Star Dams of Distinction TATTOO

NAME

BREEDER

OWNER

BMA 22B

BRIDOR BUBBA 22B

BRIDOR

BRIDOR

LEO 108B

CEDARLEA TWISTER 108B

CEDARLEA FARMS

CEDARLEA FARMS

LEO 38B

CEDARLEA WINOLA 38B

CEDARLEA FARMS

CEDARLEA FARMS

WLMR 20B

CHARROW BEAM MISS 20B

CHARROW CHAROLAIS

CHARROW CHAROLAIS

SB 68B

SPARROWS MAGMA LAFA 68B

CK SPARROW FARMS LTD

CK SPARROW FARMS LTD

BCN 8Y

CORNERVIEW YANCY 8Y

CORNERVIEW CHAROLAIS

CORNERVIEW CHAROLAIS

CFC 72B

CFC POUND MAKER 72B

COYOTE FLATS CHAROLAIS

COYOTE FLATS CHAROLAIS

CFC 67B

CFC POUND MAKER 67B

COYOTE FLATS CHAROLAIS

COYOTE FLATS CHAROLAIS

CFC 65A

CFC YIELD GRADE 65A

COYOTE FLATS CHAROLAIS

COYOTE FLATS CHAROLAIS

JOR 41B

JOR MISS RAPTOR 41B

DALE JORGENSEN FARMS

COYOTE FLATS CHAROLAIS

GLT 20A

GLT MISS BLUEGRASS 20A

GORDON & LEONE THURSTON

GORDON & LEONE THURSTON

GLT 89B

GLT MISS REVY 89B

GORDON & LEONE THURSTON

GORDON & LEONE THURSTON

ESH 4B

ESH MS RIPPER 4B

DIAMOND ZEE RANCHES LTD

HIGH RIVER COLONY FARMING CO

HTA 487B

HTA DELIGHT 487B

HTA CHAROLAIS

HTA CHAROLAIS

HTA 330A

HTA PURITY 330A

HTA CHAROLAIS

HTA CHAROLAIS

FFBB 110Y

FFBB SABLE PLD 110Y

FORSYTH BROS CHAROLAIS

JARED PRESTON

KJW 20W

K-COW MISTY 20W

K-COW RANCH

K-COW RANCH

GLM 56A

GLM ALASKA 56A

JORDAN RIVER CHAROLAIS

K-COW RANCH

JLP 77W

JLP PATRY NIGER 77W

LA FERME PATRY DE WEEDON

LA FERME PATRY DE WEEDON

LCY 10Z

LEGACYS ZINA 10Z

NEW COUNTRY LIVESTOCK

LEGACY CHAROLAIS

MAC 811U

MAC BARNEY 811U

MACMILLAN CHAROLAIS

MACMILLAN CHAROLAIS

FVSF 34X

FVSF MS PERFECT 34X

FOAT VALLEY STOCK FARM

PARSONS CATTLE COMPANY

RPH 38A

PINEBLUFF FOXY 38A

PINE BLUFF FARM

PINE BLUFF FARM

TLJ 201B

PLEASANT DAWN LADY 201B

KEVIN HATCH

PLEASANT DAWN FARM

JSR 26B

JSR MYSTIQUE 26B

SAUNDERS CHAROLAIS

SAUNDERS CHAROLAIS

RKJ 64B

PLEASANT DAWN MAGGIE 64B

PLEASANT DAWN FARM

SUNSHINE OAK CHAROLAIS

RPJ 9123W

RPJ VENUS 9123W

JOHN V & ROSEMARIE PERROT

THISTLE RIDGE RANCH

RKJ 4B

PLEASANT DAWN LANNA 4B

PLEASANT DAWN FARM

TURNBULL CHAROLAIS

CTP 503B

MISS CTP DYNAMITE 503B

TURNBULL CHAROLAIS

TURNBULL CHAROLAIS

CTP 558B

CTP MISS CHLOE 558B

TURNBULL CHAROLAIS

TURNBULL CHAROLAIS

Canadian Beef Improvement Network

As a member of the Canadian Beef Breeds Council, we have been involved in the development of the Canadian Beef Improvement Network (CBIN). This has been an ongoing project for a few years, but in the last year has seen significant growth and is moving forward at a rapid pace. If you would like more information on CBIN, please give me a call and I would be happy to

answer any questions. The Canadian Beef Improvement Network (CBIN) is a collaborative initiative led by the CBBC, a division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), focused on unifying and simplifying genetic data collection, unlocking the value of genetic information, and advancing the adoption of innovative genetic technologies for the benefit of all sectors of the beef production system. Charolais Banner • August 2021

CCYA

The CCYA National Conference & Show has just concluded for another year. To be at an event in person, and to be able to see all the smiling faces was great. Congrats to all the juniors who attended. A big thanks goes out to all the organizers and the sponsors of this great event. Also, thanks to all the parents who took time away from their busy schedules at home so their juniors could attend. I am sure everyone is looking forward to next 21


year’s conference in Ontario, to meet with old friends and make new ones. These young people represent the future of the CHAROLAIS breed, and it looks to be a bright one!

Foundation

Finally, we have been working on setting up the “Friends of Canadian Charolais Foundation” the foundation has been incorporated and are just waiting for the final approval of our charitable status. This department of the federal government has been shut down during Covid, but are reviewing applications again now.

25 Year Members

50 Year Members

Diamond R Stock Farms, Wawota, SK Preston Acorn, Cardigan, PE Miller Land & Livestock Ltd., Jarvis, ON TEE M JAY Farms, Ashern, MB Borderland Cattle Company, Rockglen, SK Dog Patch Acres, Leroy, SK Rammer Charolais, Hamiota, MB

Circle Cee Charolais, Lamont, AB Silver Shadow Charolais, Vermilion, AB L.J. Crooker Forest & Farm, South Brookfield, NS Saunders Charolais, Markdale, ON Donald Burgomaster, Omemee, ON Charmark Ranches, Gem, AB Bee & Larry Paolmer, Burns Lake, BC Don & Wanda Wilkie, Big Valley, AB HTA Charolais, Rivers, MB Snake Valley Farms, Champion, AB

40 Year Members Syl-Don Farms, Stettler, AB Prairie Gold Charolais, Rosetown, SK

AOÛT 2021 Que se passe-t-il à l’Association canadienne Charolais

Le personnel du bureau de l’ACC est occupé à mettre en œuvre et à administrer les programmes en cours. Le programme GPA est toujours en cours d’élaboration; ce programme permet à tous les membres de tester gratuitement 10% de leurs femelles enrôlées en 2020 avec le test 100K. Veuillez communiquer avec le bureau pour plus de détails et pour obtenir vos trousses d’ADN. Les tests génomiques sont un excellent moyen d’améliorer la précision des EPD et vous aurez la chance de participer à ce programme jusqu’à la fin de 2021. Les essais d’efficacité alimentaire seront menés au Collège Lakeland à nouveau cet automne, ce projet de recherche est destiné aux femelles de 22

remplacement de race pure, toutefois la date d’admission et le prix final n’ont pas encore été déterminés, alors veuillez surveiller les mises à jour sur les médias sociaux, notre site Web et par courriel. Le conseil d’administration et le comité d’amélioration de la race ont pris la décision de mettre des données de performance sur le site web à compter du 1er juillet. Maintenant, lorsque quelqu’un fait une recherche sur un animal sur notre site, les données de performance de cet animal sont disponibles pour la visualisation. Cela comprend toutes les données qui ont été recueillies et soumises au système de registre de l’ACC. Le conseil d’administration et le comité l’amélioration de la race ont estimé que cette information serait très utile Charolais Banner • August 2021

lors de la recherche de nouvelles génétiques pour votre exploitation. Si vous ne souhaitez pas que vos données de performance soient publiques, vous avez la possibilité de modifier vos paramètres de confidentialité dans votre compte et vos informations resteront privées. Il y a un autre ajout à la page de recherche, tout animal qui a été testé génomiquement sera signalé avec un nouveau logo GEPD sur sa page de recherche.

Assemblée Générale Annuelle Les restrictions en Alberta se sont assouplies considérément en


juin. Alors la décision a été prise d’avoir une réunion du conseil d’administration en personne pour ceux qui se sentaient à l’aise et qui étaient en mesure d’y assister. La moitié du conseil d’administration a pu se réunir à Calgary et l’autre moitié s’est jointe virtuellement. Les nominations et l’élection des administrateurs se sont déroulées de façon très différente cette année, mais elles ont été couronnées de succès. Le conseil d’administration pour 20212022 est : •P  résident Kasey Phillips, Waskatenau, AB. • 1 er Vice- Président Shawn Airey, Rivers, MB. • 2 ieme Vice-Président Ryan Nesbitt, Nestleton, ON. •P  résident sortant Mike Elder, Coronach, SK. •D  arwin Rosso, Moose Jaw, SK. • J eff Cavers, La Rivière, MB. •M  athieu Palerme, Gatineau, QC. •L  orne Lakusta, Andrew, AB. •R  oger Maloney, Indian River, ON. •R  od McLeod, Rocky View County, AB. Le conseil d’administration et le personnel aimeraient également remercier Jim Olson pour son temps et son dévouement au sein du conseil et envers la race. Parallèlement à la réunion du conseil d’administration, une assemblée publique virtuelle a également eu lieu, et le conseil d’administration a été très satisfait de la réponse et de l’interaction des membres. Si vous n’avez pas pu y assister et avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à m’appeler à tout moment. Le rapport annuel, y compris tous les rapports des comités,

les rapports provinciaux et le rapport financier, se trouve sur le site Web de l’ACC.

Réeseai canadien d’amélioration du boeuf

En tant que membre du Conseil canadien des races boucherie (CBBC), l’Association Charolais a participé à l’élaboration du Réseau canadien d’amélioration du bœuf (CBIN). Il s’agit d’un projet en cours depuis quelques années, mais au cours de la dernière année, il a connu une croissance importante et progresse à un rythme rapide. Si vous souhaitez plus d’informations sur CBIN s’il vous plaît appelez-moi et je serai heureux de répondre à vos questions. Le Réseau canadien d’amélioration du bœuf (CBIN) est une initiative de collaboration dirigée par le CBBC, une division de la Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CAA), axée sur l’unification et la simplification de la collecte de données génétiques, la libération de la valeur de l’information génétique et l’avancement de l’adoption de technologies génétiques novatrices au profit de tous les secteurs du système de production bovine.

CCYA

La Conférence nationale et la compétition junior ACY viennent de se terminer pour une autre année. Quel bonheur d’être à un événement en personne et pouvoir voir tous les visages souriants! Félicitations à tous les juniors qui y ont assisté. Un grand merci à tous les organisateurs et aux commanditaires de ce grand événement. Aussi, merci à tous les parents qui ont dédié leur temps précieux pour permettre à leurs

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juniors d’y assister. Je suis certain que tout le monde attend avec impatience la conférence de l’année prochaine en Ontario pour rencontrer de vieux amis et en faire de nouveaux. Ces jeunes représentent l’avenir de la race CHAROLAIS, et elle s’annonce brillante !

La Fondation

En terminant, nous avons travaillé à la mise sur pied de la « Fondation des amis du Charolais canadien », la fondation a été incorporée et attendons simplement l’approbation finale de notre statut d’organisme de bienfaisance. Ce département du gouvernement fédéral a été fermé pendant covid, mais ils examinent à nouveau les nouvelles demandes.

RÉSERVEZ LA DATE

Le Canadian Salon national et vente le 25 et 26 novembre au Canadian Western Agribition, dans Regina, Saskatchewan.

AUTRES EXPOSITIONS CHAROLAIS CET AUTOMNE:

• Manitoba Ag-Ex, October 29, Brandon, Manitoba • FarmFair International, November 12, Edmonton, Alberta

2320-41e Avenue N.E. Calgary, AB T2E 6W8 T:(403) 250-9242 • F: (403) 291-9324 www.charolais.com

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Charolais Life

This column will be dedicated to keeping Charolais members in touch with the people of the business. It will contain births, weddings, convocations and momentous anniversaries and events of note, but not high school graduations. If you have news and/or photos you’d like to submit, please email charolaisbanner@gmail.com for print in upcoming issues.

It’s a Girl!

Cawley May was born June 6, weighing 8 lb 8 oz to Kirstin and Rob Voice. Both Kirstin and Rob are CCYA Alumni. Proud Grandparents are Morley and Patti Sparrow, Vanscoy, Saskatchewan.

Black Convocates

Tyson Black convocated from Lakeland College with a Diploma in Animal Science Technology. Tyson and his family operate Blackbern Farm, in Foresters Falls, Ontario. He is an active participant in 4-H and has attended many CCYA conferences. Currently, he is the Treasurer and an Ontario director on the Canadian Charolais Youth Association board. Tyson will be returning to Lakeland College in the fall to complete his Agribusiness Diploma.

It’s a Boy!

Crew Weston was born on May 26, weighing 6 lb 12 oz, to Craig and Tricia Wilgenbusch, Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, Saskatchewan. Big sister, Harper and Grandma Brenda were excited to welcome him to the family. Craig is a CCYA Alumni.

Joni Mae was born May 23, to Jamie and Amy Ehret, Flat Valley Cattle Co., Hilda, Alberta. Her siblings, Luella and Grayson, absolutely adore her. Proud grandparents are Gene and Pam Ehret and great-grandparents are Reuben and Lorene Ehret.

It’s a Boy!

It’s a Girl!

Quinn Kylie was born on February 15th to proud parents Kyle and Jocelyn O’Neill, of Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock, Red Deer County, Alberta. 24

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Macklen Louis was born March 22nd, weighing 7 lb and measuring 20 inches, to Josie and Matthew Kuske, of Minot, North Dakota, USA. Josie is a CCYA Alumni and daughter of Murray and Nicole Blake, Wood River Charolais, McCord, Saskatchewan.


THE BULL POWER AT COYOTE FLATS CHAROLAIS Save the date for our 7th Annual Bull Sale, Saturday, March 26, 2022. An exciting offering of herdsires will be on offer, you won’t want to miss it.

HVA HIGH TIDE 83F

Homo Polled • Leptin TT BW -1.1 WW 69 YW 136 Top 1% of breed for Weaning and Yearling Weight Length and power in a smooth made package.

ELDER’S VEXOUR 8042F Homo Polled BW -1.3 WW 54 YW 95 Heifer bull with added muscle.

MAIN HIGHWOOD 60H

Homo Polled BW .7 WW 63 YW 128 Top 1% of breed for Yearling Weight and 2% of breed for Weaning Weight Long, calving ease bull built similar to HVA HIGHTIDE 83F.

PH PERSONNA 38D

Mark & Trish Lohues • George & Angela Lohues Box 1094, Coaldale, AB T1M 1M9 Mark 403-634-2989 lohuesmark@gmail.com Herdsman: Christopher Lohues 403-795-1343

Homo Polled BW 2.1 WW 59 YW 112 Power bull whose first daughters are milking and are impressive.

www.coyoteflatscharolais.com

Coyote Flats Charolais @FlatsCoyote coyote_flats_charolais

HERD TOURS ALWAYS WELCOME

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White Cap Charolais CONSISTENT BREEDING HERDSIRES COME FROM GREAT FEMALES

Whitecap Ms Kat 134X – A donor female here at White Cap Sons will sell in our upcoming annual bull sales, on the 1st Wednesday in April

Mike & Lisa T 306-691-5011 C 306-631-8779

White Cap Charolais THE HOWES

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Dale & Lois T 306-693-2127 dlmhowe@sasktel.net


PROFILE – BOUFFARD & CIE

Farm to Table Program Grew with Family Myriam Bouffard Kennedy

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Father Parent – Photo by Neill Riddell

Alain Bouffard

Shortly after saying their wedding vows in 1975, my parents, Alain and Pauline Bouffard merged two neighbouring farms that were quite modest in size at the time. Located in Kingscroft, in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, the new 468 acre farm’s main source of revenue came from dairy cows, lumber and a yearly crop of maple syrup. Our dad repeatedly told my mother that he wished to have twelve kids, which sounded like an irrational request to her at the time. Little did she know, it would become a reality. After their first child, my mom decided to leave her nursing career to join my father on the farm. Over the years, the dairy herd grew and the barn was extended a

total of three times. Milking dairy cows did not fulfill all of his agricultural goals, so he decided to expand his existing small commercial beef and steer production. He was discouraged several times by other farmer friends who identified the Charolais breed as being rougher than most, while having a not so great calving reputation at the time. To our father, this sounded like an excellent challenge for him to take on. His main interest in the breed was the French line of Charolais. Eventually, he met Father Parent, a monk from the local Abbaye St-Benoit, who was actively showing his herd in the local fair scene. I remember him

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Our business is bulls... our cows take care of business

Our cows are busy raising an exciting set of bulls that will sell in our annual bull sale the last Wednesday in February on the farm.

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Face de Boeuf Boucherie Storefront

Face de Boeuf Boucherie truck

Face de Boeuf Beef Burgers

Face de Boeuf window with cows

Beef tallow candle

We co-operate with a local crafter to use our beef fat for candles and soaps, nothing is wasted

visiting us on weekends, where he would give us old Charolais Banners and share his passion for the breed with my family. We also learned that Father Parent was the one responsible for bringing the Charolais breed to Quebec. The herd grew quickly; however, in mid-December 1991, our father had his first heart attack at the age of 40. A few days after his hospital stay, he suddenly announced to my mom that he wished to make the complete transition to beef. She still remembers the fear of loosing a steady income from the dairy paycheque, with ten kids to take care of and not knowing if my dad would ever be able to work as he was accustomed. Our parents sold their milk quota and purchased several more Charolais. In the late 1990s to early 2000, my siblings and I were active in our 4-H clubs, and started to attend the CCYA conferences and our local fairs. Now the next generation has attended CCYA. The farm hosted three provincial events known as the Pique-Nique Charolais sale on different occasions, and my father became an active board member. 30

In 2002, Father Parent was not doing well and a dispersal sale was to be arranged. The farm purchased most of his herd. Several years after he passed, I remember some of my siblings acknowledging the performance of those maternal lines and their progeny from mostly Mr Amedée and LT Wyoming Wind, and the success they brought us. While both the farm and the family continued to grow, so did my father’s aspirations. The herd was over 300 head at the time and the crops had to keep up. With more kids able to run machinery, this was a welcomed help. The family expanded their acreage and neighbouring parcels of land were bought and rented along the way. In 2009, a herd of 175 Angus Gelbvieh heifers were purchased from Alberta, along with a nearby farm. An existing milking barn had already been converted as a feed lot and to this day still serves as our finishing site. Although we had a strong Charolais base, deciding to go commercial steered us to achieve the right carcass size and marbling requested by local butchers and markets, while contributing to a stronger herd immunity. By

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HEJ Charolais DOGPATCH GILLETTE 7E • HOMO POLLED

PROGENY FROM A STRONG MATERNAL HERD

TURNBULL’S GOLDEN BOY 227G HOMO PLD, RED FACTOR

MMM GARRISON 951G HOMO POLLED

MVY All Star 61A x Rolling D Summit 21S CE 3.2 BW 2.1 WW 47 YW 88 M 19 TM 42

Pleasant Dawn MVP 316Y x BDSC Redemption 9 CE 3.2 BW .7 WW 59 YW 109 M 22 TM 51

RBM Fargo Y111 x Merit Vintage 4065P CE 10 BW -.7 WW 47 YW 91 M 18 TM 41

Also featuring bulls Sired by LT AUTHORITY 7229 PLD and RGP EVERGLADE 31G, in our 17th Annual Bull Sale The Rasmussens Henrik, Jeralyn & Marina Innisfail, Alberta 403.227.2824 Marina 403.358.2866 Jeralyn 403.318.4659 henrikr@telusplanet.net www.hejcharolais.com

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(or in a matter of hours). This then, our father knew exactly results in hay that keeps its where he wanted to be. rich green colour, making it The farm had expanded to extra appealing to customers. generate enough crops and We now tend to over 3000 pastures for the cows. The acres dedicated solely to hay, goal of being self-sufficient which is then distributed to was my father’s answer to several states south of the making it successful. He border. This would not have wanted to be in control and Our third location built and opened in 2016 been possible without the have the diversity to be able purchase of the Cardinal machinery equipment. to rely on different agriculture revenues when one A seed centre was also created with a truck scale market was soft. This is what he did not like about the directly at the farm in 2011. Some of the grain crops are dairy industry, as he felt like he was solely dependant now grown for several mills around the area including on the demand of the milk quota and it’s fluctuating organic wheat and rye for local prices. A great example would be bakeries, flour distributors and the price drop in lumber prices at bread companies. the time. Most winters, our father By the late 2000s, my father and siblings would cut lumber for decided the family needed another local mills, boil our maple syrup project. As my little sister, Sylvie, in the spring, or sell wood cords was finishing chef school, he for heating. This practice would met a man wanting to sell his take a step back and be kept to a butcher shop. In 2010, we founded minimum during low prices. Boucherie Face de Boeuf when The extra crops from generous we opened our first location in years started our horse hay Sherbrooke, Quebec. The goal of business. Our region being fruitful having our own beef go directly to thick alfalfa, timothy, brome from the farm to storefront was nearly complete. As the and dactyle crops, which are especially desired in the farm to table movement grew, we felt it was important horse community for their rich protein content. Two to listen to the customers. We have such a plentitude family members drove down south to several states, all of resources in the area and felt it was important to the way to Florida, to visit horse barns to establish our contribute and promote to the buy local movement. current customer base. Bouffard’s Haystack was created. At this point we controlled almost the entire process We researched the best concept possible to obtain a more from the cow-calf to the finishing stage, while it was predictable and consistent crop by building a hay dryer, also important to us that we put a lot of consideration which resembles a giant food dehydrator, minimizing towards animal welfare (keeping transport to a short dust and controlling the high humidity known to commute). We wanted to educate our customers that Quebec. Loads of small square bales could be loaded into our beef is raised with care, that we believe in a slow the building and the compressors dry them overnight

The goal of being self sufficient was my father’s answer to making it successful.

Excellent marbling in the Charolais x Angus tomahawk steak

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One of our clients in Montreal built a cold room/display where beef is ages 45-100 days

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TRIPLE C CHAROLAIS WE STRIVE FOR

• Calving ease • Performance • Carcass • Maternal • Foot Structure • Customer satisfaction & Success

SCR CASANOVA 7107 Homo Polled • High Bluff Casanova 13C x SCR Chico 1033L Performance, carcass & maternal

SCX LAREDO 141F SCX Stetson 167C x Winn Mans Bandito 535X Calving ease, hair & maternal • Owned by Harvie Ranching

MAIN SEDONA 1G Homo Polled • MAIN Ledger Up 4C x Merit Roundup 9508W Style & calving ease

SCX LEGIT 182G Homo Polled • SCR Casanova 7107 x KCM Stetson 175Y AI sire. Our 2021 high seller to High Bluff Stock Farm

HARVIE GRAND DRIVE 111G Homo Polled • DCR Mr Cononail C94 ET x Vikse Over Time 104A Length, growth & calving ease

KEYS BALLYHOO 104H Our new performance bull Co-owned with High Bluff Stock Farm

TRIPLE C

PLEASANTDAWN BINGO 22H Homo Polled • New calving ease bull

CHAROLAIS

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Pauline and Alain Bouffard

Pauline pictured with sons Pascal, Jean-Philippe, Gabriel, Pauline, Robert, Pierre-Alain, and Jean-Sébastien, who are taking over the farm

natural growth, without added hormones and without unnecessary antibiotics. We grow what we feed our cows, while they are pasture raised as much as possible. With demand growing, we opened a second location in Ayer’s Cliff in 2015, and a third location in Rock Forest in 2016. In 2019, my dad, still missing a piece of his self sufficiency plan, co-purchased a meat plant in Racine, Quebec, with the Lamarche family. Abattoir BL now closed the final link in the chain enabling us to control all aspects of our beef production. The farm received two accreditations for beef sustainability and animal welfare. Along with the customers’ requests, we added a few Wagyu and other breeds. As a large family, we were all involved in some way in the beef production. We all grew up loving agriculture; however, dealing with the public and managing employees would bring a certain challenge. Gone were the days where you could blow steam off in your tractor

or opt out to talk to your cattle if you were not in the mood to chat. This also meant the already few days of rest would have to be traded off between us. It was a misconception for my parents to think that only farmers pulled off long hours at work. Over time, we eventually adapted to our new normal by playing with everyone’s strength and abilities, and everyone’s roles on the farm naturally assigning themselves. Unfortunately in May 2020, we suddenly lost our dad to a cardiac arrest as a result of a postponement of an operation due to Covid, which was supposed to rectify the known malfunction of his pacemaker. Prior to his passing, my parents had initiated the transfer of the family farm to the next generation. Five siblings are taking over the farm that started with humble beginnings. For the rest of the kids: three have their own farms including Haylo Farms, one is managing the transport for the farm, one manages the butcher shop/

Sylvie Bouffard and Vincent Guillemette family – Sylvie runs all three butcher shops

The next generation of Bouffards taking over the farm

Abattoir BL now closed the final link in the chain, enabling us to control all aspects of our beef production.

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ELDER’S CRACKER JACK 13D

offering a group of Cracker Jack daughters in the

NO BORDERS SELECT SALE D EC E M BER 7, 20 2 1 V I R D E N , M A N I TO B A

Jared & Heather McTavish Moosomin, Saskatchewan mctavish@rfnow.com 306-435-4925 Home -- 306-435-9842 Cell

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Open Gate Farms, Janick and Sherry Bouffard and family, still raise purebred Charolais

store fronts, and although the other two are not actively farming, they are involved administratively in the family business. The small family farm has grown to a business that has an average of 70 employees between the farm, the meat plant and the butcher shops. Our dad, a relentless workaholic, instilled a passion for agriculture in us. He taught us to always look for solutions, dared us to think differently, and encouraged us to take risks. He saw opportunities and took advantage of every single one of them. As I would head out to watch a movie in the city with friends, he would never miss the chance to tell me to stop watching

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everyone’s life and make our own. In early June of this year, after months of creating and reflecting on his words, we were finally completing the final touches to create our boxed beef to market in retail stores. The intent of the beef boxes is to stay local for now, as we learn to adapt to another branch of our agricultural diversification. Learning all of the different rules for advertisement, while respecting sizing percentages was a challenge we did not expect. Now that we are in control of our production, we hope to expand to a bigger meat packing facility to expand our line with different cuts. The goal is to constantly improve our self-

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sufficiency and to constantly adapt to the wants of our customers. The farm is now sitting at over 4000 acres and still growing, just like the family. Our mom is finalizing the farm transfer, and gets to relax a bit more after years of hard-work (although she still lends a hand where she is needed). Between the twelve of us, there is now a total of 51 grandchildren (and one more on the way). We hope the agricultural buzz will carry on for generations to come. Who knows, some of them might be the best fit to promote our beef, especially for the 30 foot food truck my dad purchased just before he passed…


PROUD TO HAVE BRED THIS HIGH SELLING BULL IN CANADA THIS SPRING. Paternal siblings sell in our 10th Annual Wrangler Made Bull Sale

ELDER’S HOULIO 4H

SKW EXPEDITION 89C Thank you to Highway 21 Feeders and Alisha Derewynka for buying brothers to Houlio in our bull sale. Thanks also to breeders TK Cattle Company and 8-Way Charolais for purchasing herdbulls.

WRANGLER PRETTY LADY 98C Purchased with Houlio in dam in the 2019 Sharing Our Genetics sale. Quality genetics on offer once again.

SONS OF THESE WILL ALSO BE FEATURED

WRANGLER DURANGO 108C

DCR MR SILVER GUN E516

Powerful performance bull

Proven Calving ease outcross

Wade & Sherry Meakin and family ~ T 780.349.2982 C 780.349.1650 ~ wademeakin@msn.com From Westlock: South 6 miles on Hwy 44, West 2 miles on Twp 590, North 1/2 mile on Rge Rd 270, on west side

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Our Breed,Our Youth,Our Future Don’t miss your opportunity to have your sale date and business card in the 2022 Charolais Calendar!

These Canadian Charolais Youth Association members will be calling soon to see if you wish to participate. Alongside the Charolais Banner, they are hard at work on the upcoming calendar. To participate in this fundraising effort, say ‘Yes’.

Danna Bouchard, AB

Claire Ramsey, MB

Hannah Caldwell, SK

If you haven’t heard from one of these members soon and wish to be included, or are interested in placing a full page ad in the calendar, call today...

Charlee Bouchard, AB

Brynn Steppler, MB

Hailey Caldwell, SK

Sarah Wright 306.831.6332

Seth Kemp, AB

Wyatt Burgomaster, ON

Joss Pittman, SK

Sarah Scott, AB

Griffin Tupling, ON

Cade Wright, SK

Chase Airey, MB

Bennett Tupling, ON

Jack Wright, SK

Samantha Frost, QC

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CANADIAN CHAROLAIS YOUTH ASSOCIATION NEWS

CCYA 2021 Held In-Person Haley Rosso, President

From July 13-16, 53 youth members participated in numerous competitions, while learning new skills and perfecting the ones they had. The CCYA Conference was recently held in Olds, Alberta, in conjunction with Summer Synergy. We had youth participate from across CCYA  NATIONAL BOARD charolaisyouth@gmail.com President: Haley Rosso hrosso25@gmail.com Vice-President: Evan Jamieson evanjamieson31@gmail.com Treasurer: Tyson Black charolais09@gmail.com

the country, including Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. The show was a little smaller in numbers than some years, but the competition was just as fierce. This year we got to experience a new competition called “Herdsmanship”, which was run with the Summer Synergy show. It included ten challenges that focused on real-life experiences that should be

Secretary: Logan Jamieson loganjamieson22@gmail.com Director: Will Rosso wrosso663@gmail.com Director: Megan Perih perihmegan@yahoo.ca Director: Justin Harcourt justin.harcourt02@gmail.com Director: Wyatt Burgomaster wyattburgomaster@gmail.com

2022 CCYA  Conference &  Show Exec. – July 27-30 Renfew, Ontario Chair: Tyson Black Vice-Chair: Wyatt Burgomaster Treasurer: Halle Packer Secretary: Maddie Saunders

known on the farm. It was so great to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and be back in the barn for an in-person event! The Alberta board put on a great show this year, and we hope to see everyone at next year’s conference, in Renfrew, Ontario. Stay tuned for the October Charolais Banner issue for a full report on the 2021 Conference and Show. CCYA  Provincial Advisors SK: Shae-Lynn Book | shaelynnevans03@gmail.com ON: Karen Black | blackbern@hotmail.com MB: Jeff & Jackie Cavers | tobbagirl@yahoo.ca AB: Megan McLeod | cowgirlcreative@outlook.com Youth Coordinator: Shae-Lynn Book shaelynnevans03@gmail.com

WE’RE EXCITED TO BE PART OF

THE CHAROLAIS BREED Last fall we decided to add Charolais to our program to compliment our Red Angus and Black Angus herds.

The Charolais bulls will be part of our

9th Annual Bull Sale, Friday, March 18th, at the farm.

Bow with his Charolais steer this year Please let us know if you’d like to be added to our mailing list! Scott Stock Farm Jonathan, Camille, Shelby & Bow Scott Box 1541, Crossfield, AB T0M 0S0 Jonathan 403.333.1790 Camille 403.369.1791 www.scottstockfarm.com @Scott Stock Farm Ltd

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MANAGEMENT

A Guide to Udder and Teat Scoring Beef Cows Dr. Rick Rasby, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Introduction

The conformation of a beef cow’s teats and udder are important in a profitable cow/calf enterprise. Females with poor udder and teat conformation are a management challenge for commercial cow/calf producers. •C  attle producers do not have the time or labor to manage around cows that need intervention at calving to physically ‘milk-out’ a quarter(s) so that the calf can suckle or to save the quarter from infection. •R  esearch findings in two experiments indicates that the occurrence of clinical mastitis in beef cow herds was 17.5% and 11.9% resulting in a reduction in weaning weights of 12.5% and 7.3%, respectively. •P  oor udder and teat conformation can potentially lead to increased calf sickness as teats may be contaminated with mud and debris from a dirt pen or calving area before the calf suckles. Although selecting and culling based on conformation of teats and udders may be considered convenience trait selection, selecting against poor teats and udders increases profit potential by • i ncreasing calf performance, • reducing calf sickness, • increasing longevity of the cow, and • reducing labor inputs. Udder and teat conformation is moderately heritable (h2 of udder attachment = 0.2 to 0.3; h2 of teat size = 0.5), so enhancing teat and udder quality can be accomplished by not selecting replacement heifers from dams that have marginal teat and udder conformation.

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PANEL 1 DIFFERENT MEDIAN SUSPENSORY LINE

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DRAWING 1: Prominent medium suspensory ligament which holds the udder tight to the body cavity. Teats suspend perpendicular to the ground. DRAWING 2: Intermediate prominent suspensory ligament. Udder suspended further from body cavity. Udders suspended aobut level with the hock and almost perpendicular to the ground. DRAWING 3: Very weak median suspensory ligament. Udder and teats suspended below the hock. When the udder and teats are engorged with milk, teats splay outward. DRAWING 4: Median suspensory ligament absent, udder and teats suspended below hocks. Udder balloons and teats splay outward.

Udder Suspension and Teat Size

A strong median suspensory ligament is essential for udder conformation. A weak median suspensory ligament results in a lowing of the floor of the udder, sometimes below the hock which makes it more difficult for the calf to nurse and the teats may drag in the mud when the cow walks, and the teats may be suspended inward or outward when filled with milk instead of straight down. In Panel 1 are drawings of different median suspensory line which illustrates the strength and importance of this ligament. The median suspensory line/ligament in Drawing 1 is pronounced and would be considered ideal. This type of attachment should allow for the udder to be carried above the hock for many years and teats suspended perpendicular to the ground when full of milk. Drawings 2 and 3 in Panel 1 illustrate different degrees of prominence, the median suspensory Charolais Banner • August 2021

ligament with the suspensory line in drawing 2 being more pronounced and more favorable that that illustrated in Drawing 3. Notice as the median suspensory ligament becomes less prominent (weaker) the udder begins to ‘sag’ below the hock, the teats suspend closer to the ground. Also notice, as the ligament becomes weaker, the teats tend to splay outward from each quarter. This is more pronounced when the udder is engorged with milk. Drawing 4 in Panel 1 illustrates poor udder suspension and no evidence of a median line. In this situation, the udder will be suspended below the hock and teats will not suspend perpendicular from the ground when filled with milk. Drawings in Panel 2 illustrate ideal udder suspension from a side view. The ideal udder is tight to the body cavity. The floor of the udder should be level. The four quarters should be level from the side and rear. Some udders will slope downward from


A SAMPLE OF WHAT’S WALKING AT

POPLAR BLUFF AV SEM AI E LA N BL E

JWX Gallagher 804G

Legacys Game Day 45G

HBC Paradox 8H

RGP White Magic 200H

4th Gen Polled Elder’s Blackjack 788B x JWX Domino 23Z Power & Performance, deep sided

Homozygous Polled LAE Memphis 787E x Pro-Char Curly 98B Length, depth, thickness and structural soundness

4th Gen Polled SVY Wizard 707E x Sparrows Braxton 519C Thick, deep sided, structurally sound, curly hair

Homozygous Polled Turnbulls Duty-Free 358D x Merit 8789U Length, depth, thickness, predictable

John & Kirsten Taylor & Family T 780-858-2435 • C 780-806-3395 Box 55, Chauvin, AB T0B 0V0 jktaylor@telusplanet.net

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PANEL 2 TYPICAL TEAT CONFORMATIONS

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front to rear, which is less than ideal, and rear udder attachment needs to be high. As the median suspensory ligament becomes less pronounced, the udder floor becomes more rounded. Common teat sizes and conformations are illustrated in Panel 3 above. Teats should be medium in length and cylindrical in appearance. The diameter should also be consistent from the top of the teat to the bottom with the end of the teat being rounded. The teats should be placed in the middle of each quarter and point perpendicular to the ground. In Panel 2 are drawings of typical teat conformations. The ideal teat is medium in length, cylindrical in appearance with rounded ends (Panel 3, drawings 1, 2, 3, and 4). Less than ideal teats are less symmetrical and of different sizes and thickness (Panel 3, drawings 5, 6, and 7); are long, pointed, and different sizes (Panel 3, drawing 8), thick, funnel shaped

(Panel 3, drawing 9), or a combination of thick funnel to thick pear shape (Panel 3, drawing 10). Teats should suspend perpendicular to the ground from the middle of each quarter when they are filled with milk. Sometimes teats will point inward or outward when filled with milk which is less than ideal. As teat length lengthens and udder suspension becomes weaker, teats are positioned closer to the ground making it more difficult for the new-born calf to suckle and there is increased chance for teat contamination from the mud or other debris.

A Description of Scoring Udder Suspension and Teat Size

The ideal time to udder score beef cows is within the first 24 to 48 hours after calving as she begins to freshen. Udder conformation will decline as the female ages, but do not take age into account when assigning an udder score. The following udder scoring system was developed by the Beef Improvement Federation. This scoring system categorizes udder suspension and teat size. A teat score of 9 (very tight, highly desirable) to 1 (pendulous, not desirable) for udder suspension and a score of 9 (very small) to 1 (very large) for teat size. The BIF scoring system doesn’t account for teat and udder

pigmentation. Pigmentation is desirable as it is a guard against sunburn of the teat and udder that can be caused by direct sunshine or reflection of the sun off snow. Udder Suspension Udder suspension illustrated in Panel 4 (below) is associated with the BIF Udder Suspension Score. The tighter to the body cavity that the udder is placed, the more desirable. This allows for the calf to more easily locate the teats and it is less likely for teats to drag in the mud. Udder Suspension Score 9: The udder is placed tight to the body cavity, well above the hocks and close to the body cavity. The quarters are mostly level from the side and rear view. The udder has high rear attachment, and the median suspensory ligament is pronounced. Panel 4; Drawing 1. Udder Suspension Score 7: Similar to an udder suspension score of 9, but the udder is suspended slightly farther from the body cavity. The median suspensory ligament is pronounced, keeping the udder level and suspending the teats perpendicular to the ground and above the hock. Because the medium suspensory ligament is pronounced, the teats suspend perpendicular to the ground when filled with milk. Panel 4; Drawing 2.

PANEL 3 COMMON TEAT SIZES AND CONFORMATIONS

Udder Suspension Score = 9 Teat Score = 8

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Udder Suspension Score = 8 Teat Score = 7

Udder Suspension Score = 7 Teat Score = 7

Udder Suspension Score = 6 Teat Score = 6

Udder Suspension Score = 5 Teat Score = 5

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Udder Suspension Score = 6 Teat Score = 4

Udder Suspension Score = 3 Teat Score = 3


The Heavy Hitters in the Bull Pen

SOS GAME OF THRONES 98D

Sparrows Kingston 139Y x VFF Vikse Ice 189Z Incredible muscle shape in this herdsire

HTA BATMAN 836F

HTA Astroid 603D x C2 Zeplin 45Z Top 10% for BW EPD, he offers calving ease and performance

BECK’S SOURCE 815F

Beck’s Citation 615D x Cedardale Brilliance 119B Negative BW EPD paired with growth and performance

Thank you to all who expressed interest, bid and purchased bulls in the 2021 Cornerstone Bull Sale. Your confidence in our program is appreciated.

Stop by for a herd tour. Kelly, Tracy, William & Wyatt Brimner Box 93, Manor, SK S0C 1R0 T 306-448-2028 C 306-577-7698 Cornerstone Bull Sale

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Udder Suspension Score 5: The median suspensory ligament is less pronounced, and the udder is suspended farther from the body cavity. The teats begin to splay slightly outward when engorged with milk because of the weaker ligament. Also, the quarters may not be level. An udder suspension score of 5 is likely the commercial cow average score. Panel 4; Drawing 3. Udder Suspension Score 3: The median suspensory ligament is vague resulting in loose attachment of the udder. The udder is suspended down to the hocks of the cow meaning that the teats reside below the hock. The quarters are not level and teats splay in an outward direction that is very pronounced when engorged with milk. Intervention may be required at calving. Replacement heifer retention from these dams is discouraged. Panel 4; Drawing 4. Udder Suspension Score 1: The median suspensory ligament is absent resulting in a loose and pendulous attachment of the udder. The udder suspends below the hocks and teats reside below the hock. The quarters are not level and teats are not perpendicular to the ground when filled with milk. Intervention is required at calving. Intervention definitely required to avoid a spoiled quarter or mastitis. Replacements should not be kept from these dams and producers should cull these cows. Panel 4; Drawing 5. Teat Size Teat size can vary considerably. Panel 5 contains drawings of teat sizes associated with the BIF scoring system. As teat size becomes smaller, more symmetrical, and more central in placement on the quarter, it is more desirable. Teat size can be generally categorized as very small, small, intermediate, large, and very large. It is seldom that cattle have the very small teat size. More common are the small, intermediate, and large teat size. As teat size becomes larger they tend to be thicker, less symmetrical, and suspend below the hock.

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PANEL 4 BIF UDDER SUSPENSION SCORE

DRAWING 1: Udder suspension - Very Tight, very pronounced median suspensory ligament. Udder suspension score = 9. DRAWING 2: Udder suspension - Tight attachment, pronounced median suspensory ligament. Udder suspension score = 7. DRAWING 3: Udder suspension - Intermediate attachment. Udder suspension score = 5. DRAWING 4: Udder suspension - Loose attachment, weak median suspensory ligament. Udder suspension score = 3. DRAWING 5: Udder suspension - Very loose and pendulous attachment, very weak median suspensory ligament. Udder suspension score = 1.

PANEL 5 TEAT SIZES ASSOCIATED WITH BIF SCORING SYSTEM

DRAWING 1: Teat size - Very small and symmetrical. Teat size score = 9. DRAWING 2: Teat size - Small and symmetrical. Teat size score = 7. DRAWING 3: Teat size - Intermediate in length; still have symmetry. Teat size score = 5. DRAWING 4: Teat size - Large, variable in length and symmetry. Teat size score = 3. DRAWING 5: Teat size - Very large, variable length and symmetry. Teats appear to be thick. Teat size score = 1.

Teat Score 9: Teats are very small in length, rounded at the ends, and symmetrical. Teats are located in the center of the quarters and face perpendicular to the ground. Panel 5; Drawing 1. Teat Score 7: Similar to teat score of 9, but the teats are longer. Teats are located in the center of the quarters and face perpendicular to the ground. Panel 5; Drawing 2. Teat Score 5: Teats are longer, larger in diameter, appear to be thicker, and are less symmetrical compared to teat size 9, 8, 7, and 6. They may not be perpendicular to the ground or centered on the quarters. Panel 5; Drawing 3. Teat Score 3: The teats are long and large in diameter, appear thicker, and not symmetrical. They may appear to be Charolais Banner • August 2021

funnel shaped. The teats may appear to begin to balloon at the point of attachment to the quarter. Because the teats are long, they are usually suspended below the hock. When engorged with milk, teats will not be perpendicular to the ground. Intervention is usually required at calving. Replacement heifer retention from these dams is discouraged. Panel 5: Drawing 4. Teat Score 1: The teats are long, appear thick, and usually large and funnel/pear shaped. Teats suspend well below the hock which makes it difficult for a new-born calf to find, attach, and suckle. Intervention is required at calving. Intervention is definitely required to avoid a spoiled quarter or mastitis. Replacements should not be kept from these dams and producers should cull these females from the herd. Panel 5; Drawing 5.


HC EXPO 7149E

TRI-N MEDLOCK 721E

RAMM GRASSROOTS 1G

HIGH BLUFF GAME PLAN 93G

Our A.I. program included: WINCHESTER LOCK N LOAD QIE AS WELL AS SCX TRIUMPH 50B, HIGH BLUFF CASANOVA 13C, JMB FISHER 604D, LT AFFINITY 6221 PLD and JMAR LEAD TIME 1L16

BRIMNER BULL 117G

Homo Pld, big volume son of HRJ Bulletproof

Homo Pld, performance son of JWX Downtown adding growth

Homo Pld, 68 lb BW, 1545 lb, 41.5 cm, son of HRJ Maverick 556C

Double Pld, 1500 lb, 42 cm son of CJC Symbol B 1067P

4th Gen Pld, 80 lb BW, 43 cm, son of BNE Congo 9C

The Get and Service of these sires will be featured in our No Borders Sale Consignments, on December 7.

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Kevin, Crystal, Kory & Shaylin Stebeleski P/F 204.234.5425 C 204.385.6010 Box 266, Oakburn, MB R0J 1L0 happyhavencharolais@gmail.com

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ADVOCACY

How to Communicate with Consumers and Build Public Trust

Brady Kapovic, A/Director, Public Trust Unit, Regional Services Branch Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

Recent research from the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI) shows that confidence in Canada’s food system is at an all-time high. The data highlights that Canadians are confident and optimistic about the food they eat and the people that produce it. We should all be proud of our food system and the hard work our producers do to provide the world with safe, high-quality food. It is important that everyone in the agriculture industry does their part to increase public trust and correct misinformation. I sat down with Marty Seymour, Director of Industry Relations at Farm Credit Canada, to discuss how different partners across the country are addressing the rise in misinformation online. “If we want to connect with

consumers we need to look for shared values,” said Seymour. “Something the industry and consumers would both place high on their list of importance is that of sustainability.” According to the CCFI, consumers are demonstrating that sustainability in food is increasingly important: a majority say they actively seek out food items that use less packaging or have minimal environmental impact. The agriculture industry has invested in scientific innovations to improve sustainability and address climate change for years, so we must tell that story to consumers using language that is not only clear, but resonates. “Another key aspect of breaking through misinformation online is to speak with one voice,” said Seymour. “Stakeholders across the country need to work together on the topics important to consumers.” While many of us identify as grain farmers, cattle ranchers, value-

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added processors or scientists, when someone sits down for dinner their plate is filled with a meal. There are a host of commodities represented, from beef, split peas to canola and of course, the non-browning apples in the pie for dessert. “As an industry we will break through the misinformation online if we work together to look for opportunities to communicate more collaboratively and in a way that connects with the individuals making the purchasing decisions at their local stores or online,” Seymour added. “We’re making strides and being empowered by consumers who say that our farmers and ranchers are the trusted voices at the table when it comes to food production.” For more information on the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity 2020 Public Trust Research please visit www.foodintegrity.ca

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GET IN THE GAME

Thank you to the major sponsors of the Players Club Bull Futurity

PLAYERS CLUB BULL CALF FUTURITY

$50,000

Thursday, November 25, 2021 • 10:30 AM Canadian Western Agribition • Regina, SK 2021 SASKATCHEWAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION EVENTS T H U R S DAY, NOV E M BE R 2 5, 2 0 21

Players Bull Calf Futurity • 10:30 AM • John Deere Sale Arena, Canadian Western Agribition, Regina CWA Charolais Sale • 3:30 PM • John Deere Sale Arena, Canadian Western Agribition, Regina

F R I DAY, NOV E M BE R 26, 20 21

Canadian National Charolais Show • 1:30 PM • Chevrolet GMC Arena, Canadian Western Agribition, Regina

BREEDER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Remember to get your nominations in for the SCA Breeder of the Year and Commercial Breeder of the Year in before October 1st nomination deadline. Contact Raymond Paschke (306)276-7298 or Duncan Spenst (306)778-3788 with your nominations.

2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jordan Moore, President 306-452-8454 Kurtis Phillips, 1st Vice President 306-636-2213 Justin Cay, 2nd Vice President 306-864-7893 Kelly Howe, Past President 306-693-2163 Doug Harcourt, Director 306-383-7068 Kody Meier, Director 306-836-7557

Raymond Paschke, Director 306-276-7298 Tyler Smyth, Director 306-741-0065 Duncan Spenst, Director 306-750-9210 Darwin Rosso, Canadian Director 306-690-8916 Mike Elder, Canadian Director 306-267-7730

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HERD HEALTH

Bull Management Roy Lewis DVM

For the herd sire edition of the Charolais Banner, I thought a review of bull management in general may be good for a review. With bulls being half the genetic value of your herd, they are definitely worth looking after. By investing in superior bulls, the growth and value of your subsequent calf crop should improve. There are various steps and management procedures which will give your bulls more longevity and make them more productive. If you can get more years and/or more cows bred from these top genetic bulls, it will benefit you greatly. In the breeding season, stocking density, or the bull to cow ratio, will vary greatly depending on numerous factors. The younger yearlings need to be run with 15 or so cows to make sure they are capable. This won’t burn them out, but allows them to grow so they can be used much heavier as two-year olds. Then depending on terrain, size and quality of pasture, ability of the bull to walk and whether some cows were A.I.ed previously, these sorts of factors will determine handling capacity of your bull. Every bull must be evaluated yearly for his probable serving capacity. The results of the semen evaluation and scrotal size will also provide valuable information to help make your decision. It has been said, if a cow is serviced by two bulls, you are running too many bulls, or too few cows. The two bulls serving the cows means they are in close proximity and the worry is they may fight and injure each other. Bulls are especially vulnerable at damaging their penis when mounting and breeding cows. A bit of a misnomer that circulates about breeding bulls is that treatment 48

with antibiotics damages the sperm. It really is the severity of the ailment coupled with an increased temperature which damages sperm. The quicker you treat an ailment and keep a fever from developing the better. Ancillary products, like steroids, have been proven to be detrimental, especially in long-term use, so avoid these if possible and any drastic treatment should be overseen by your herd veterinarian. Most steroid usage has been taken over by the many NSAIDs on the market prescribed by your veterinarian. When checking bulls at pasture, they should always be with the cows otherwise something is wrong. Always look at the prepuce area for signs of swelling, which indicates a problem. Any lameness, however subtle, can hinder a bull’s breeding performance. Be especially vigilant of the feet and legs before breeding season and have any trimming work done. Some clinics recommend footrot vaccination for the breeding bulls. Any lameness you can avoid, by these two preventative measures, will go a long ways to avoiding down time during the breeding season. A lame bull in the middle of breeding season does you no good. The three biggest causes of breeding days missed is injury from fighting, penile injuries and lameness, not necessarily in that order. Managing the bulls during the “off season” also deserves some attention. The bigger the expanse to house bulls, when not breeding, the better. More room promotes less fighting, more exercise keeping bulls fitter and their feet healthier. If away from cows, they will be quieter and fight less. A good forage diet should be all bulls need, at 2% body weight daily. There is a tendency to provide grain, which in many instances gets bulls too fat. If too fat, they are not fit, lack any stamina, and the fat in Charolais Banner • August 2021

the scrotum insulates the testicles resulting in poor temperature regulation and poor quality sperm. This results in damaged sperm. With over fit bulls they need to lose weight before getting fit to breed. This is why many show champions may be poorer breeders early on in the breeding season. Wherever bulls are wintered, make sure they have some areas of protection from wind chills, such as bush or even a portable porosity fence. We always see some evidence of wind-chill in the spring with herd sires having badly frozen testicles. This can result in permanent sterility in some cases. It is worthwhile to protect your investment. Standard mineral supplementation is required, as bulls need, for instance, Vitamin A for optimal semen production. Give all the shots you do to the cow herd with the exception of scours vaccinations of course. An ideal time is at semen checking when the bull is restrained and just prior to the breeding season, when protection must be maximum. Minimally, get the clostridial coverage, as these groups of diseases are sometimes not thought about in our bulls. Many a good herd sire has succumbed to clostridial disease when protection is cheap and vaccines can easily be given at semen checking. Also, a pour on endectocide, for internal and external parasites, should be mandatory. Bulls will always have a higher proportion of horn and face flies, so treatment at turnout for breeding, with a product like boss, sabre, or cylence, is probably a good idea as well. When purchasing breeding bulls, check into the health program they are on, as tests for a BVD carrier if vaccination history is sketchy, may be advisable. If hardware disease is a problem on your farm, a rumen magnet may be ..continued on page 50


Fall Fea Fe ature SAL E 202 1 B RE E D E R S . . . Kirlene Cattle, Brighton, 613-848-6917 Potter Charolais, Earlton, 705-563-2752 Blackbern Farm, Foresters Falls, 613-646-2673 Taylor Farms, Dunsford, 705-793-2576 WhiteWater Livestock, Haley Station, 613-585-3873 FourthLane Farms, Consecon, 613-827-8109 Valley Charolais, Shawville, QC, 819-647-2502 Sunrise Charolais, Staynor, 705-888-5061 Cedardale Charolais, Nestleton, 905-986-4608 Lackluster Charolais, Gananogue 613-382-2642

2:30 PM, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16TH HOARD’S STATION, CAMPBELLFORD, ON over 40 head of quality breeding stock on offer bred cows • bred heifers • show heifer prospects

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WE ALL NEED A LAUGH

Road trips don’t always go as planned. Travelling with Don and Audrey Horkoff, to Denver for the U.S. National Show, in the mid 1980s, was one such trip. We made some stops along the way to visit some herds. January is always an interesting month to drive. Don and Helge actually had to get out and push the vehicle, when a breeder’s son got us stuck while touring their operation. By the time we got to Denver, we needed a little recreation. After inquiring about a good country dance bar, we were sent to the Zanza Bar. It sounded great. The movie, “Every Which Way But Loose” with Clint Eastwood, had filmed in the facility. Upon arrival, we realized the person promoting the place, didn’t paint a picture equal to what we saw. Granted, it was a large establishment with a huge dance floor, but our waitress came for our drink order, in dasiy dukes and a tank top, and had a knife strapped to her ankle, just above her biker boot. Things looked a bit grim. We had our first drink, one tour

Road Tales around the dance floor, while feeling uncomfortably cased by the other patrons, and we decided to leave. The night was young and we needed to go somewhere else. A person in our party, who shall remain unnamed, decided it was time to replace me as social director, and told the cab driver to take us to Boogie Downs. This establishment had a fairly strong reputation, but at least we knew what we were going to see. When we arrived, the ladies proceeded to step up to pay the cover charge. The guy taking payment questioned if we were really going to stay. Upon confirmation, he decided we would not have to pay cover, as they weren’t used to ladies passing through their front door. We thought that was awfully nice of him. We were paraded through the entire bar, to our table in the back corner, on the opposite side of the room. We were tucked away, out of sight. We were fine with that, but on the way, you could see every other guy in the room elbowing his buddy to say, “look at those poor guys, they had to bring their wives.” Our service was excellent and improved as the night progressed.

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One of the ladies in our party was wearing a gold bunny pendant with a diamond eye. It looked incredibly like a famous symbol well-recognized by the lower level of the male population. Our waitress immediately noticed it and commented on its beauty. Helge instantly, non-chalantly replied, “she’s a scout.” Even though the pendant-wearing person was sitting with her back to the stage, our service instantly improved. Every dancer made a point of coming to our table to say hello after her performance and have a chat. The guys were offered free shoe shines. The most frequent comments at our table were, “that is somebody’s daughter,” and “these girls are probably just dancing to put their way through medical or law school.” All in all, there were many laughs, the food and drink was good, and we were never worried about our safety. Considering the jeers when we entered the room, we left the envy of many. Editor’s note: The Zanza Bar was once a famous and very popular nightclub in Denver for decades, hosting live country music every night of the week. The Zanza Bar was demolished to make way for a Walgreens. The neon Zanza Bar sign is said to have been saved and is currently in a private collection.

HERD HEALTH, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 48 indicated as a good prevention. If you can’t afford to lose a bull, insurance is advisable, and if you do AI, it is worth getting semen collected, even for on farm usage. That way you can preserve the bull’s genetics in the event of a death or losing the bull during the breeding season, for a number of reasons. Many bulls, if shared between owners, may have two or even three breeding seasons. In my opinion, the bulls actually stay in better shape 50

and overall are less likely to suffer an injury. I would still have the bull’s semen checked between breeding seasons, again just in case something has gone wrong and fertility has dropped significantly. Always start with virgin bulls from purebred breeders. This greatly improves your genetic gain and avoids bringing in venereal diseases like trichomoniasis. Avoid used or rental bulls for that very reason, in my opinion. Select functional bulls Charolais Banner • August 2021

with adequate testicle development, good feet and legs, and decent performance. The herd bull is the absolute quickest way to improve your herd genetics. It is an investment worth looking after from good housing to good feed. Care and attention to the herd sires will be well worth the investment. Fertility, serving capacity, trying to minimize injuries and using health prevention strategies will pay big dividends in next year’s calf crop.


CHAROLAIS SALE

Friday, October 15, 2021 • 7:00 PM Maple Hill Auction, Hanover, ON

50 Select Purebred Charolais Female Lots • Heifer Calf Show Prospects • Bred Yearlings • Flush & Recipients • 3 in 1 Cow/Calf Pairs JUNIOR INCENTIVE PROGRAM Cash incentive program for a project animal purchased from the Uppin’ the Ante Female Sale • $500 to the Grand Champion at the CCYA National Junior Show • $500 to the Supreme Champion at the Canadian Junior Beef Show (Royal Winter Fair) • $250 to the Reserve Grand Champion at the CCTA National Junior Show • $250 to the overall Grand Champion at the Junior Exhibitors Regional 4-H Show • $100 for the completion of the 4-H project

SCHEDULE Thursday, October 14 – Viewing of the cattle all day followed by a social in the evening FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 – Viewing of the cattle all day, supper and refreshments begin at 5:00 p.m. and run until the sale starts at 7:00 p.m. CONSIGNORS Bridor Charolais ................................................ 519-323-2538 Cornerview Charolais ....................................... 613-646-9741 Medonte Charolais ........................................... 705-835-3310 Rollin’ Acres Charolais...................................... 705-627-0672 Saunders Charolais ........................................... 519-986-4165 Whiskey Hollow Cattle Co. .............................. 705-931-5436 Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle .................. 519-385-1023

SALE STAFF Chester Tupling, Sale Chair, Blockman ............ 705-627-0672 Helge By, Ring Service ...................................... 306-536-4261 Carl Wright, Auctioneer................................... 519-369-7489 Andy McCulloch, Sales Barn Manager ............ 519-379-1370 ACCOMMODATIONS Travelers Inn, Hanover ..................................... 519-364-1911 Best Western, Walkerton ................................. 855-436-3030

GUEST CONSIGNORS Double B Charolais ........................................... 705-718-9005 EMB Charolais................................................... 705-345-2970 Moyer Cattle Co. .............................................. 519-993-5010

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ASSOCIATION NEWS

ALLAN, SANDY & JAYDEN GREENWOOD Barrhead, AB

ANCHOR D SIMMENTALS LTD Rimbey, AB

ANDRIES CHAROLAIS Pilot Mound, MB

ARI-DALE FARMS Elmvale, ON

B & C CHAROLAIS Yarker, ON

B.O. DOUBLETEE STOCK FARM Red Deer County, AB

BACKWARD J RANCH Chadron, NE

BIR-DUN FARM

Cumberland, ON

BLAKE HARMON Melita, MB

CHAMP CHAROLAIS Kitscoty, AB

CLARKE CHAROLAIS Denzil, SK

DAN BRAIN Sombra, ON

HELFEROCK

Baltimore, ON

OBITUARY

Darlene Poirier passed away March 27th at the age of 78, and Benoit (Ben) Poirier passed away May 25th at the age of 79. They were very active in the Charolais business under the farm name of B & M Farms, at North Gower, Ontario, just south of Ottawa. They hosted 52

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STEENBRUGGEN FARMS

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STEEVES LIVESTOCK

Ferversham, ON Longview, AB

JAROD HOVDE Camrose, AB

KEN & RONYA KRYKOWSKY Calmar, AB

KYLE HALE

Carievale, SK

Hopewell Hill, NB

STEPHANIE WHITE Shaunavon, SK

TEC CHAROLAIS Battersea, ON

TF CATTLE COMPANY LTD

Bruno, SK

LEVI SHIELS Raymore, SK

McCOMISH RANCH Stettler, AB

MEGAN PERIH Dauphin, MB

MJT CATTLE COMPANY Edgerton, AB

PETER & MARILYN DOLEN Spirit River, AB

RAWDON CATTLE COMPANY Stirling, ON

RAYNOR FARMS Melita, MB

ROSELEA CATTLE Neilburg, SK

SCOTT STOCK FARM

Nanaimo, BC

AUBREY FRASER

Red Deer County, AB

AUSTIN SMITH Shaunavon, SK

BOW SCOTT

Crossfield, AB

BROOKE SMITH Shaunavon, SK

FAITH THORSON Kinistino, SK

MAPLELM

Listowel, ON

SHELBY SCOTT Crossfield, AB

WYATT SMITH Shaunavon, SK

Crossfield, AB

Darlene and Ben Poirier many events at their farm over the years and participated in many shows and sales in eastern Ontario and Quebec, as well as right across Canada and the USA. Starting the high quality herd in 1976, it was dispersed in 2004 in conjunction with Ferme EDL Charolais, at Asbestos, QC. They owned the Canadian rights in Baldridge Fasttrack, which was used extensively in the industry. Ben was a great businessman owning Charolais Banner • August 2021

several companies, including Christie Transport, a very large trucking operation. He was best known for his perseverance, passion, great sense of humour and integrity. Darlene was an amazing hostess and was always right there to pitch in helping Ben in his ventures. They are survived by three daughters, six grandchildren as well as many sisters, sisters-in-law, brothers, brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


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OBITUARY

Darlene Plewis 1940 – 2021

Darlene Carol Plewis was born April 20, 1940, in Cabri, Saskatchewan to Percy and Myrtle Shaw. Darlene was raised on the family farm in the Cabri district, along with her younger sister, Gloria. Darlene enjoyed the farm life and especially loved horses. That love for horses continued for her entire life and she still had several horses on the farm up to the present. After graduating, Darlene went to Moose Jaw College and began teaching at Pennant. She married Ken Plewis in 1959, taught for a few years and then stopped teaching once she had her children. Darlene and Ken ran a mixed farm operation and eventually focused on raising purebred Charolais cattle starting in the late 1960s, under the name of Darneth Charolais. This was

something Darlene enjoyed and took pride in. She had a good eye for cattle, was very knowledgeable with pedigrees and very good at clipping/ grooming cattle for shows and sales (including being asked by other breeders). Darlene was the President of the Canadian Charolettes, promoting the breed for several years. Besides her love of cattle and horses, Darlene enjoyed playing ball in her youth, cooking and baking for her family, square dancing with Ken and her parents, and a good game of cards. Darlene is survived by her three children, Darwin (Lorrie) Plewis, Deana (Carter Link) Blais, Reiny (Dona) Plewis; eight grandchildren and by her nine great-grandchildren. Darlene was predeceased by her husband, Ken Plewis in 2000; her parents, Percy and Myrtle Shaw; and by her father in-law & mother in-law, Gordon and Stella Plewis. Darlene was a woman of integrity

and always had a positive outlook on life. She faced each challenge with courage, grace, strength and an amazing attitude - all with her signature smile and sense of humour. Not once did she complain about what was thrown her way, she was a fighter with a passion for everything good. Darlene was the matriarch, center and glue of her family - they meant the world to her. The feelings were mutual and there wasn’t a day that went by that she didn’t have multiple text messages, calls, and regular visits from her adoring family. After fighting a courageous battle with cancer, Darlene passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the age of 81 years. Her final days gave her peace to be in her own home, with her horses and more importantly with her family beside her. They are thankful for the precious time they had to spend with her.

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Richard Glen James 1933-2021

Glen James, 87, of Carstairs, Alberta, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family, on Thursday, July 15, 2021. He was the fourth of five children, of Edmund and Emily (nee Maskell) James, both of Carstairs. After finishing grade eight in 1947, and due to his father’s failing health, Glen stepped up to assume the many responsibilities of the farm, which had been in the family since 1927. Glen carried on this responsibility until his father’s passing in 1960, at which time he took a year of voluntary service at La Junta, Colorado, with the Mennonite Central Committee. This gave him significant opportunity to broaden his horizons by forging lifelong friendships,

expanding his passion for music and igniting his desire for travel, to visit friends and see the world. In 1966, he met and married the love of his life, Sharon, and together they welcomed children Trevor, Rodney, and Tracy. Glen’s love for animals showed in the care of his dairy cows, American saddle-bred horses, pigs, and prized purebred Charolais. The Glenview Charolais herd was very active through the eighties and nineties having a successful dispersal sale in 1997. Throughout the years of 1974 to 2006 Glen and Sharon hosted dozens of agricultural trainees from around the world with whom Glen was happy to pass on knowledge of farming and his contagious zest for life. In 2002, Glen became a Grandfather. His three grandsons were his pride and joy and he loved being involved in their lives. Farming became scaled back, but

retirement was never really an option. This gave him time to develop a new hobby of restoring old tractors. He relished driving his latest restoration in the annual Beef and Barley Days parade. To his family and friends’ delight, Glen’s final project was the completion of two recorded CDs of his singing. Glen came to faith in Jesus Christ at age sixteen, and served his entire life in several area churches leading music, performing musical selections, and singing with groups, including the Drifters. Left to grieve his passing is his loving wife of nearly fifty-five years, Sharon; two sons: Trevor and Rodney, of Carstairs; one daughter, Tracy Luft (Vaughn), of Harmattan; his sister, Audrey James, of Calgary; three grandsons, Jamon Luft, Bryson Luft, and Ryden James; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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Bob Bateman 1937-2021

Robert James Bateman, of Madoc, Ontario, died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family on July 4, at Kingston General Hospital, in his 85th year. He was the son of the late William and Daisy Bateman, and was predeceased by wife, Audrey. He is survived by siblings Barbara, Ray (Elizabeth) and Arlene. He will be sadly missed by children: Joanne, Duane (Andrea), Sherree (Dale), Tammy (Tom), William (Michele), Rob (Mabel) and

grandchildren, Julia (Scott), Samantha (Duncan), Brett (Megan), Megan (Lyle), Benjamin (Alicia), and greatgrandchildren Brady and Ellie, as well as many nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by June. A former Principal of Centre Hastings Secondary School, Bob spent his career in the teaching field. He loved baseball and curling and was a coach, participant, and spectator, at many games over the years. He was very active in the Charolais Association for over 50 years and enjoyed travelling across Canada and the USA taking in Charolais shows and sales. Bob and June were Secretary

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of the Ontario Charolais Association in 1986 and 1987. He was also president of the OCA in 1990 and 1991 and was a director of the Canadian Charolais Association for a three-year term starting in 1991. The Land O’ Lakes Charolais herd was influential in many programs and competitive on the show road. Land O’ Lakes Bobbi 1B was a two time Toronto Royal Grand Champion Female and Agribition Reserve Grand Champion Female. He and his sisters got many breeders started in the Charolais business over the years.

John Hoff

1925-2021

John Clement Hoff passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at the age of 96 years. John leaves to mourn his passing four sons: Jan (Bev), of Crossfield; Tyler (Heather), of Wembley; Jody (Sheila), of Sexsmith; Ryne (Tara), of Calgary; nine grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren, as well as his two sisters: Evelyn Bulloch and Ella Olsen. John was predeceased by his loving wife, Jean in 1995. John was born and raised on the farm at Mair, Saskatchewan. He married Jean Blunt on December 5, 1951, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They started their married life on Vancouver Island, where Johnny was employed at a sawmill for a

brief time. They made the move to Fairlight, Saskatchewan, where he started a Massey Harris dealership (and garage). A few years later, he sold his business and moved to Redvers. It was at this time he went into the road construction and farming business. His beloved Bar Punch Ranch was created in 1965, when he purchased a herd of cattle. John started learning about purebred cattle and developed a passion for the Charolais breed. His discovery through the study of blood lines and pedigree of the animal was of utmost importance to John, so much so that he traveled to France twice and started to import cattle to Canada. John was a director of the Canadian Charolais Association from 1969 to 1972. In 1976, John and Jean made the decision to sell the farm and all his cattle. They decided to pursue a new interest and purchased the Redvers Hotel, which they owned until the Charolais Banner • August 2021

fall of 1980. Over the next 14 years, they owned the Kennedy Hotel and then the Burstall Hotel. In 1994, they finally decided to sell the last hotel and moved to their acreage in Medicine Hat. John never forgot his passion and it was here that he made the decision to get back into full French Charolais cattle. Bar Punch Ranch was born 52 years ago and is still in operation by his sons to this day. Johnny’s favourite pastime was watching baseball, especially the Blue Jays. He also had a love for music and dancing and was known to always have a line of beautiful women waiting to step onto the dance floor with him! In December 2015, John decided to move to Calgary to be closer to his family and it is where he resided until the time of his passing. John’s witty sense of humour and stubborn sense of independence will be sadly missed by all. 57


Charolais International Youth Development Program 2021 What: This year the International Charolais Association will be hosting a YDP Video & Photography Competition

Who Can Compete: All entrants must be members of their home Countries YDP program All entrants must be aged from 12 – 24 years old There will be two categories: 1) Best Video 2) Best Photograph

Photograph:

The aim of the photograph is to capture Charolais at their best and most relevant in your own Country. The photograph must be an original, cannot be copied. Only one photograph can be submitted per applicant. Photograph’s can be taken horizontally or vertically

Video:

The aim of the video is to highlight the benefits of using Charolais in your own Country.Please feel free to use your imagination and compile the best video you can to promote Charolais Cattle. The video can contain purebred Charolais and Charolais cross cattle. The video must be at least 1 minute 30 seconds, but no longer than 2 minutes 30 seconds. The video must consist of all original material. It can include pictures, video footage, tables, graphs (anything that promotes Charolais Cattle) Only one video can be submitted per applicant. Videos must be uploaded to Youtube and the link submitted for entry

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Alberta

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Barry & Lee-Ann Kaiser & family 403.787.2489 Box 209, Hussar, AB T0J 1S0 Barry 403.334.2489 Lee-Ann 403.334.2155 kaiserbarry@gmail.com

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Jonathon, Camille, Shelby & Bow Scott, Crossfield, AB Jonathon 403.333.1790 Camille 403.369.1791 @Scott Stock Farm Ltd www.scottstockfarm.com

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John & Kirsten Taylor & Family T 780-858-2435 • C 780-806-3395 Box 55, Chauvin, AB TOB OVO jktaylor@telusplanet.net

British Columbia breeders

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Rollin’ Acres Charolais Polled Charolais

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Wendall & Leanne Weston Box 206, Maidstone, SK S0M 1M0 • wlweston@sasktel.net

Tel 306.893.4510 • Cell 306.893.7801

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Ron & Donna Elder 306.267.4986 C 306.267.7693•relder@sasktel.net @ElderElderly • Michael & Judy Elder C 306.267.7730 Box 37, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 • www.eldercharolais.com

tim, sherlin & cody meier cell: 1-306-834-7557 box 486 home:1-306-834-2440 kerrobert, sk hopewellcharolais@gmail.com s0l 1r0

Darwin & Lorrie Plewis

L PLEWIS D& CHAROLAIS

306.773.8181 dlplewis@sasktel.net Box 1117, Swift Current Saskatchewan S9H 3X3

FOR SALE: 2yr Old Bulls w/French Influence

Box 93, Arelee, SK S0K 0H0 Mike & Moira 306.241.1975 Dean, Dallas & Jace 306.612.3326 mmcavoy@yourlink.ca

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Mike & Lisa T 306-691-5011 C 306-631-8779

the howes

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Annual Bull Sale 1st Wednesday in April Box 175 Stn Main, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N8

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(add $10.00 to put classified ads on web for 1 month) • Pictures - $10 o Photos taken by fieldmen - $25 • Overruns are $1 each • Catalogue prices available on request • 4 ad contracts offer a 15% discount (card ad exempt) • Position pages will be given to yearly contracts • Sale Budget includes Banner fieldman to attend the sale, take pictures, work the ring and report the sale. Female sale budget is $400 sale attendance fee plus 2 colour pages in Charolais Banner or equivalent in Charolais Connection. Bull sale budget is $400 sale attendance fee plus 1 colour page in Charolais Connection.

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IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES IN OUR INDUSTRY

Calendar of Events September 10

Renfrew (ON) Fair Charolais Show (A BOSS Show)

September 24

Lindsay (ON) Fair Charolais Show, 5:30 pm (A BOSS Show)

October 15

Uppin’ the Ante Charolais Sale, 7:00 pm, Maple Hill Auction, Hanover, ON

October 1 – 3

Olds (AB) Fall Classic Show (A BOSS Show)

December 2

TRI-N Charolais Farms “The Changing of the Guard” Female Sale, at the farm, Lenore, MB

December 4

Canadian Western Agribition Charolais Sale Regina, SK • November 25, 2021

December 7

Neilson Cattle Company Complete Dispersal Sale Moose Jaw, SK • December 1, 2021

December 10

Tri-N Charolais Farms “The Changing Of The Guard” Female Sale Lenore, MB • December 2, 2021

Sterling Collection 42nd Annual Sale, 1:30 pm, Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales No Borders Select Sale, 1:00 pm, Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB

October 29

Char-Maine Ranching 17th Annual Bull Sale & Elite Commercial Bred Female Sale, Southern Alberta Livestock Exchange, Fort MacLeod, AB

October 30

Alberta Charolais Association AGM & Awards Banquet, 4:00 pm, Westerner Grounds, Red Deer, AB

October 16

Fall Feature Female Sale, 2:30 pm, Hoards Station, Campbellford, ON Ag-Ex Charolais Show, 1:00 pm, Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB (A BOSS Show) Platinum Picks Female Sale, 2:00 pm, Hoards Station, Campbellford, ON

December 10

Alberta Charolais Select Female Sale Red Deer, AB • December 11, 2021

December 10

Springside Farms Dispersal Sale Stettler, AB • December 16, 2021

Lloydminster (SK) Stockade Roundup

Alberta Select Individual Bull Show, 7:00 pm, Westerner Grounds, Red Deer, AB

Farmfair International Charolais Show, Edmonton (AB) EXPO Centre (A BOSS Show)

Alberta Select Pen of 3 Bull Show, 10:30 am, Westerner Grounds, Red Deer, AB

November 1 – 3 November 12

November 13

Atlantic Elite Sale, 1:00 pm, Atlantic Stock Yards, Truro, NS

November 17

McLeod Livestock “Red Tag Sale” – 7:00 pm close out DLMS online

December 11

Superstar Charolais Sale Saskatoon, SK • December 19, 2021

December 11

Premier & Guests Falls View Production Sale Niagra Falls, ON • December 30, 2021

Alberta Select Female Sale, 1:30 pm, Westerner Grounds, Red Deer, AB

December 13

November 25

Wilgenbusch Charolais “Volume IV” Female Sale, 1:00 pm, at the ranch, Halbrite, SK

November 25

Steppler Farms “A Piece of the Program” Female Sale, 1:00 pm, at the Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB

Players Club Bull Calf Jackpot, 10:00 am, at Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK Canadian National Charolais Sale, 3:30 pm, at Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK

November 26

Canadian National Charolais Show, 1:30 pm, at Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK (A BOSS Show)

December 1

Neilson Cattle Company Complete Dispersal Sale, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

December 15

December 16

Springside Farms Dispersal Sale, Stettler (AB) Auction Mart

December 19

Superstar Charolais Sale, Saskatoon, SK

December 30

Premier & Guests Falls View Production Sale, Niagara Falls, ON

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LOOKING TO FIND SOMEONE

Advertisers’ Index Alta Genetics Inc............................................... 62 Amabec Charolais............................................. 65 Annuroc Charolais............................................ 65 B Bar D Charolais.............................................. 65 Baker Farms...................................................... 65 Bar H Charolais................................................. 66 Beck Farms.................................................. 29,66 Be-Rich Farms................................................... 63 Blackbern Charolais.................................... 49,65 Bob Charolais................................................... 63 Borderand Cattle Co......................................... 66 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd................................... 62 Bricney Stock Farm........................................... 67 Bridor Charolais........................................... 51,65 Brimner Charolais........................................ 43,67 Buffalo Lake Charolais...................................... 63 By Livestock...................................................... 49 Campbells Charolais........................................ 67 Carey Auction Services..................................... 62 Cedardale Charolais.................................... 49,65 Cedarlea Farms................................................. 67 Charla Moore Farms......................................... 67 Char-Lew Ranch................................................ 63 Char-Maine Ranching.................................. 13,63 Charolais Journal............................................. 62 Char-Top Charolais........................................... 67 Charworth Charolais........................................ 63 Chomiak Charolais........................................... 63 Circle Cee Charolais.......................................... 63 CK Sparrow Farms Ltd.....................................IFC Cline Cattle Co.................................................. 64 Cockburn Farms............................................... 66 Cornerview Charolais....................................... 51 Cougar Hill Ranch............................................. 65 Coyote Flats Charolais................................. 25,63 Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle............................... 67 C2 Charolais...................................................... 65 D & L Plewis Charolais...................................... 67 Davis-Rairdan................................................... 62 Demarah Farms................................................ 67 Diamond W Charolais....................................... 67 Dorran, Ryan..................................................... 62 Double B Charolais........................................... 51 Double P Stock Farm........................................ 65 Dowell Charolais............................................... 63 Dubuc Charolais senc....................................... 66 Dudgeon-Snobelen..................................... 51,66 Eaton Charolais................................................ 68 Edge Livestock Inc............................................ 62 Elder Charolais Farm..................................... 5,67 EMB Charolais................................................... 51 Fergus Family Charolais................................... 66 Fischer Charolais.............................................. 63 Flat Valley Cattle Co.......................................... 63 Fleury, Michael.................................................. 62 Flewelling, Craig............................................... 62

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Footprint Farms................................................ 63 Fourthlane Farms............................................. 49 Future Farms..................................................... 63 Gallelli Charolais............................................... 63 Gilliland Bros. Charolais................................... 67 Good Anchor Charolais.................................... 63 H.S. Knill Company Ltd..................................... 62 Happy Haven Charolais............................... 45,65 Hard Rock Land & Cattle Ltd............................ 65 Harvie Ranching............................................... 63 HEJ Charolais.............................................. 31,63 Hicks Charolais................................................. 66 High Bluff Stock Farm............................. 14,15,65 Hopewell Charolais.......................................... 67 Horseshoe E Charolais..................................... 67 Howe Coulee Charolais.................................... 67 HTA Charolais................................................... 65 Hunter Charolais....................................... 65,IBC JMB Charolais................................................... 65 Johnson Charolais............................................ 63 Johnstone Auction ........................................... 62 June Rose Charolais......................................... 67 Kaiser Cattle Co................................................ 63 Kay-R Land & Cattle Ltd.................................... 63 KCH Charolais................................................... 64 Kirlene Cattle............................................... 49,66 La Ferme Patry de Weedon.............................. 66 Lackluster Charolais......................................... 49 Lakeview Charolais........................................... 63 Langstaff Charolais........................................... 66 Leemar Charolais.............................................. 63 Legacy Charolais............................................... 63 LEJ Charolais.................................................... 65 Lindskov-Thiel Charolais Ranch....................... 68 M&L Cattle Company........................................ 66 Mack’s Charolais............................................... 66 Maple Leaf Charolais........................................ 63 Martens Cattle Co............................................. 67 Martens Charolais............................................. 65 McAvoy Charolais............................................. 67 McKeary Charolais............................................ 63 McLeod Services............................................... 62 McTavish Farms........................................... 35,67 Medonte Farms............................................ 51,66 Millerland & Livestock...................................... 66 Moyer Cattle Co................................................ 51 Mutrie Farms..................................................... 67 Myhre Land and Cattle..................................... 65 Nahachewsky Charolais .................................. 67 Neilson Cattle Company................................... 19 Norheim Ranching............................................ 62 P & H Ranching Co............................................ 64 Packer Charolais............................................... 66 Palmer Charolais........................................ 6,7,67 Parsons Cattle Co.............................................. 64 Phillips Farms................................................... 67

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Pleasant Dawn Charolais.............................. 9,65 Poplar Bluff Stock Farm............................... 41,64 Potter Charolais........................................... 49,66 Prairie Cove Charolais...................................... 64 Prairie Gold Charolais....................................... 67 Pro-Char Charolais........................................... 64 R&G McDonald Livestock.................................. 65 Raffan, Don....................................................... 62 Rawes Ranches................................................. 64 Reeleder, Andrew............................................. 62 Rollin’ Acres Charolais................................. 51,66 Ross Lake Charolais.......................................... 64 Rosso Charolais................................................ 67 Royale Charolais............................................... 66 RRTS Charolais.................................................. 64 Saddleridge Charolais...................................... 64 SanDan Charolais............................................. 64 Saskatchewan Charolais Association.............. 47 Saunders Charolais..................................... 51,66 Scott Stock Farm.......................................... 39,64 Serhienko Cattle Co.......................................... 67 Sharadon Farms............................................... 66 Skeels, Danny................................................... 62 Sliding Hills Charolais...................................... 67 Southside Charolais......................................... 64 Southview Farms.............................................. 66 Springside Farms.................................... 10,11,64 Spruce View Charolais...................................... 64 Stach Farms Charolais...................................... 64 Stephen Charolais............................................ 68 Steppler Farms Ltd........................................ 3,65 Stock, Mark....................................................... 62 Sugarloaf Charolais.......................................... 64 Sunrise Charolais.............................................. 49 Sunshine Oak Charolais................................... 65 T Bar C Cattle Co...................... 10,11,18,19,62,69 Taylor Farms..................................................... 49 Temple Farms................................................... 68 Thistle Ridge Ranch.......................................... 64 Transcon Livestock........................................... 62 TRI-N Charolais............................................ 18,65 Triple C Charolais............................................. 33 Turnbull Charolais....................................... 17,64 Twin Anchor Charolais..................................... 64 Valley Charolais................................................ 49 Wendt & Murray Farms Ltd............................... 64 Western Litho Printers...................................... 62 Whiskey Hollow Cattle Co................................ 51 White Cap Charolais.................................... 26,68 White Lake Colony............................................ 64 White Meadow Charolais Ltd............................ 65 WhiteWater Livestock....................................... 49 Wilgenbusch Charolais.............................68,OBC Wilkie Ranch..................................................... 64 Wood River Charolais....................................... 68 Wrangler Charolais...................................... 37,64


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